In today's world, barbecue is a huge part of American cooking, with four different regions claiming to make the best barbecue - Texas, Memphis, North Carolina, and Kansas City. Each style of sauce is unique - there are sauces with base ingredients such as tomatoes and molasses or mustard, brown sugar, and vinegar. Garlic, salt, and paprika are often used in dry rubs and brines, while chili powder or something spicy is also popular. For the most part, the main ingredient in Texas is beef, while in North Carolina and Memphis, it's pork. Barbecue, whether slow-cooked or smoked, with homemade sauces and rubs, regardless of how it is prepared or what kind of meat is used, always ends with the same outcome - happy and satisfied customers.