BBQ Sauces, Marinades and Rubs Recipes

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Kathy's Award Winning Barbeque Sauce

Rating: 4.63 stars
This is a thick and spicy barbeque chicken recipe that has won several cooking contests. The sauce consists of molasses, brown sugar, tomato juice and spices all pureed together in a blender. Some may wish to cut the amount of pepper in half.

Rosemary Garlic Rub

Rating: 4.66 stars
This olive oil based rub is great on chicken or pork, particularly when using an indirect grilling method. You can also use this on potatoes. To coat potatoes, cut small baking potatoes into eighths and par boil for about 5 minutes. Coat with mixture and place directly on medium high grill rack, turning every five minutes, for about fifteen minutes, until tender.

Jerk Seasoning

Rating: 4.37 stars
This is a great seasoning for any meat. You can make more of it all at once and store it in an airtight container. Make sure you store it in a cool, dry place.

Carolina-Style Barbeque Sauce

Rating: 4.19 stars
This Carolina-style barbeque sauce features fresh apple, but otherwise it's a fairly straightforward, totally in-your-face-with-tang-and-heat recipe. It is fantastic on pulled pork and molasses-brined pork chops.

Italian Chicken Marinade

Rating: 4.55 stars
This is a simple but delicious way of marinating your chicken.

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.59 stars
Great thick sauce on ribs and chicken!

Teriyaki Marinade

Rating: 4.6 stars
Marinate chicken, steaks, or other favorite meats in this marinade for at least 2 hours before grilling. Enjoy!

Caribbean BBQ Sauce II

Rating: 4.4 stars
Living in the Caribbean is a wonderful way of life! I am always trying to come up with new recipes that combine my new culture and my roots. Although I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, southern barbecue was a big part of my youth. Coming up with unique BBQ sauces was family fun. Spice this recipe up or down according to your personal taste.

Fajita Marinade I

Rating: 4.57 stars
Delicious fajita marinade made with lime juice, olive oil, and soy sauce, and spiced up with cayenne and black pepper. Makes enough marinade for 2 pounds of meat.

Korean BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.68 stars
I was trying to come up with a homemade BBQ sauce for my wife since she doesn't like traditional BBQ. This is what I came up with. You could add this sauce to any kind of pork ribs.

Best Pork Chop Marinade

Rating: 4.69 stars
This is the best pork chop marinade I've ever tasted. I starting throwing things together in a bowl and I'm so glad I wrote it down...try this! Flavor is best when pork is grilled.

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a family recipe that has been developed only over the last 5 years. In this short time it's made me famous in our close circle, but until now I've never shared it with anyone.

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Krystal's Perfect Marinade for Chicken

Rating: Unrated
"Excellent marinade. Everyone raved about how good the chicken was. Will be making again." – Benjamin Ely

CCRyder's Smoker Rib Rub

Rating: Unrated
Become the best pitmaster in the neighborhood with this spicy rub.

Big James' Pork Rub

Rating: 4.63 stars

My all-purpose rub I use when smoking ribs and pork shoulders. Store in a cool dry place. Sprinkle liberally on ribs and pork shoulder prior to smoking.`