Strawberry’s Shake-On Bar-B-Que Seasoning
By Jonas Weir
Jerry Holsten claims that his barbecue recipe dates back to before the Civil War.
With a sauce recipe passed down through generations, Jerry started working on perfecting it in his kitchen and eventually became confident enough to start entering area contests in the 1980s. After a few years of finalizing his sauce recipe and taking home awards at local competitions, Bruce thought about using just the dry ingredients from the sauce recipes, and thus, Strawberry’s Shake-On Bar-B-Que Seasoning was born.
From then, Bruce started focusing on just using this near-perfect dry rub, and in 1994, he won Grand Champion in the Show-Me State BBQ Cookoff in Kennett.
Now, the company sells its award-winning seasoning alongside a steak rub and two sauces. Look for Strawberry’s products at stores across the state. If you’re not much of a cook, you can try the seasonings and sauces at the Strawberry’s restaurant at 107 Main Street in Holcomb. Visit strawsbbq.com or call 573-792-3706 for more information.