Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauces are ubiquitous around the grill or smoker. Try recipes for Kansas City Barbecue Sauce, Honey-Beer Barbecue Sauce, Brisket Barbecue Sauce, or Vinegar Barbecue Sauce as just starters to lead you to better barbecue.

See Popular Barbecue Sauce Recipes

Chicago Steakhouse Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Cola and vegetable juice are the secret ingredients in this savory steak sauce. Make extra and enjoy it basted on burgers as well.

Barbecue Glaze

Taste of the South
Total: 5 mins

Balsamic BBQ Sauce


Just 6 ingredients come together quickly to make this flavorful BBQ sauce that's so much better than bottled. Plus it's can be used as a basting sauce or a dipping sauce.

Total: 45 mins

Simple Smokey Barbecue Sauce

Midwest Living

Some of the best homemade barbecue sauces start with ketchup. Try this easy sweet-and-tangy condiment.

Total: 10 mins

Barbecue Sauce: Buy It vs. Make It

I love my job, but some weeks I just don't get it. This was one of those weeks. Barbecue sauce? What kind of dumb assignment is that? Why would anyone make barbecue sauce? Did I suggest this? Does my editor hate me? Plus, I moved this past weekend, and 90% of my pantry is still in boxes. Did I even have what I needed for the recipe? Why would I bother with this? Barbecue sauce! There are 900 kinds of barbecue sauce at the supermarket! They're all pretty good! Once I started cooking, the voices in my headread more

Cranberry BBQ Turkey

Better Homes and Gardens

Tomatoes aren't the only fruit to include in barbecue sauce. Cranberries are a natural fit, especially come Thanksgiving. You'll never want to serve turkey without this tangy topping again.

Chicken Drumsticks with Asian Barbecue Sauce

Food & Wine

Instead of making a traditional American barbecue sauce, Grace Parisi prepares a sweet, sticky, slightly fiery version using Asian ingredients, like chile sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and ginger.

Total: 1 hr

Grilled Texas-Style Beef Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

The slightly sweet grilling sauce gives a Texas twist to these back ribs. As is customary in the Lone Star State, most of the cooking is done before the sauce is slathered on. Be generous with the slathering, and be ready to serve more of the sauce on the side.

Honey-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Memphis Smoked Bologna Sandwich

Ladies' Home Journal

At the deli counter ask for the bologna to be cut into 1/2-inch thick pieces by hand rather than with the slicer, or just get a 3 or 4 inch piece to cut yourself.

Total: 25 mins

Barbecue Country-Style Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecue Potato Chip Crunch Dogs

Better Homes and Gardens

BBQ Meatball Subs

Ladies' Home Journal

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Ribs

Better Homes and Gardens

This curry-spiced sauce makes grilled pork ribs finger-licking tasty.

Zippy BBQ Ribs

Midwest Living

The spices and sweet apple juice in the barbecue sauce give these grilled pork ribs their robust flavor.

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