Summer is upon us, and that means it time to fire up the grill. If you’re wondering how to make barbecue sauce, we have you covered!
We’ve compiled this list of great homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes to give your summer a big flavor boost.
From traditional Kansas City and Memphis barbecue sauces, to Alabama white and Carolina mustard, you’ll find sauces from all different regions of the country, and even a few from outside the country.
Whatever you’re grilling, there’s the perfect sauce to pair it with here. Go through all of these great barbecue sauce recipes, they’re going to bring new energy to your cookouts!
The Best Barbecue Sauce Recipes:
1. Homemade BBQ Sauce
Everyone should have a good barbecue sauce recipe, and this first item on our list is a great all around sauce. It’s a well balanced blend of sweet and tangy that works well with any kind of meat.
2. Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce
Kansas City BBQ Sauce is a blend of tomato sauce, honey, molasses, vinegar and spices. One of the sweetest and thickest styles of barbecue sauce, it’s especially great with grilled meats.
3. Tangy Memphis BBQ Sauce
In contrast to KC style, Memphis BBQ Sauce is much thinner and tangier, thanks to a good dose of vinegar. The consistency is perfect for pulled meats.
4. South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce
South Carolina BBQ Sauce is very unique. Unlike most recipes, the base is not tomato, but rather mustard. It’s tangy and spicy, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you definitely need to!
5. North Carolina Vinegar BBQ Sauce
In North Carolina, vinegar is the star. This is easily the tangiest of all the sauces on this list, as well as the most liquidy. It is especially good with pulled pork.
6. Korean Barbecue Sauce
Korean BBQ Sauce is very different from the others so far. No wonder, it’s from 8000 miles away!
This sauce is a well balanced blend of sweet, spicy and umami. Give these flavors a try, and you’ll see why Korean barbecue is becoming so popular!
7. Alabama White Sauce
Alabama Barbecue Sauce is one of the most unique BBQ sauce recipes. It has mayonnaise as its base, and gets a good kick from horseradish. Give this one a try at your next cookout!
8. Sweet Baby Ray’s Copycat BBQ Sauce
Sweet Baby Ray’s is the most popular brand of BBQ sauce in America, and for good reason! This recipe is a great copycat is you want to make those same flavors in your own kitchen.
9. Bourbon BBQ Sauce
This Bourbon BBQ Sauce has big bold flavors thanks to liquid smoke and, you guessed it, bourbon. It’s zesty rather than sweet, and goes great with just about any meat.
10. Pineapple Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
This sweet Pineapple Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce is perfect for when you want to give you barbecue some tropical vibes. This one pairs well with pork or chicken.
11. Honey BBQ Sauce
This honey BBQ Sauce is a good all round sauce, that goes well with just about anything. It has a medium consistency and sweetness, with a bit of tang.
12. Texas BBQ Sauce
Texas BBQ Sauce is fairly thick, and has a more robust tomato flavor than most barbecue sauces. It also has cooked onions, rather than powder.
13. Spicy Mango Jalapeño BBQ Sauce
Both spicy and sweet, we love the Mango Jalapeño BBQ Sauce. It has a deep, complex flavor that will really enhance your grilling season!
14. Blackberry BBQ Sauce
When fresh blackberries are in season, you need to try this Blackberry BBQ Sauce. It has an outstanding flavor that goes especially well with chicken.
15. Chinese Barbecue Sauce
Chinese BBQ Sauce is sweet and savory, with distinctive hints of ginger and Chinese five spice. Try it in place of your regular barbecue sauce, you’ll love these new flavors!
So there you go, fifteen amazing BBQ Sauce recipes for you to try. They will all look so great on the table the next time you want an easy but fancy dinner.
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