Take ribs, wings, and pork to the next level with these easy and delicious homemade barbecue sauce recipes.
Take it from our Test Kitchen, there are more than just a few ways to make a delicious homemade BBQ sauce and depending on your protein, or even your postal code, your BBQ sauce craving might incorporate a variety of flavors. For those of us who love poultry, North Alabama’s famous vinegary white BBQ sauce can’t be beat when drizzled over freshly smoked chicken. If your favorite smoked meat happens to be tender pulled pork, we suggest eating it like a South Carolinian by putting it on a bun with a generous serving of spicy mustard-based sauce. And if you can’t get enough of ribs and brisket, try our thick tomatoey Kansas City style barbecue that’s robust enough even for beef. Whatever your preference, you’re sure to find a BBQ sauce recipe you’ll love right here.
El Sancho Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: El Sancho Barbecue Sauce
Turn up the Texas on this sweet and spicy barbecue sauce by stirring in 1/4 cup of reserved brisket drippings just before serving.
White BBQ Sauce
Sweet-and-Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Barbecue Sauce
Can't decide if you like your 'cue spicy or sweet? You get the best of both worlds with this sauce.
Tangy Strawberry Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Tangy Strawberry Barbecue Sauce
This sweet and tangy sauce brings a unique flavor combo to the table that we know you'll love. Our recipe makes three cups and only takes 10 minutes to whip together. Just process four cups of strawberries with remaining ingredients until smooth. Serve on grilled chicken, drizzle over salad, or serve anytime as your go-to spring condiment.
Sweet-and-Tangy Tomato Barbecue Sauce
Bring pit-barbecue flavor to the backyard.
Cilantro-Lime Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Cilantro-Lime Barbecue Sauce
Spice up ordinary barbecue sauce with fresh cilantro and lime.
Curry-Apricot Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Curry Apricot Barbecue Sauce
The combination of kick from the curry and sweetness from the apricot preserves is perfect.
Spicy Mustard-Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Spicy Mustard-Barbecue Sauce
Dip chicken into this tasty spin on your regular old barbecue sauce or brush it on meat.
Spicy Honey-Lime Barbecue Sauce
The citrus and spice in this sauce is enough to win any guest over.
Peach Barbecue Sauce
The peach barbecue sauce with fragrant fresh ginger is a perfect match for pork.
Sweet Pepper-Peanut Sauce
Sticky Stout Barbecue Sauce
Sweet Tomato BBQ Sauce
Recipe: Sweet Tomato BBQ Sauce
This sweet homemade barbecue sauce is the perfect gift for a grillmaster. This sweet-and-stick sauce makes 3 (8-ounce) containers, so keep one for yourself.
Mole Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Mole Barbecue Sauce
Mole Barbecue Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to any Mexican dish. Top on your favorite tostadas, enchiladas, or tacos for a delicious meal.
Thick-and-Robust Barbecue Sauce
Recipe: Thick-and-Robust Barbecue Sauce
The first nationally branded barbecue sauces were likely based on a Kansas City-style sauce like this one—thick, tomatoey, and sweet, with just a hint of hot.