BBQ Sauce Recipes

Kansas City-style, Memphis BBQ, Texas BBQ, or North Carolina BBQ. No matter how you do your 'cue, we've got a barbecue sauce for that.

Staff Picks

Grant's Famous Midnight Grill BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.54 stars
A sauce that's big, bold, and spicy. This one will keep them coming back for more.

Eastern North Carolina Barbecue Sauce with a West Coast Twist

Rating: 4.45 stars
I'm not sure if using honey instead of sugar really qualifies as a 'West Coast twist,' but it does ensure that people from North Carolina can't attack me for this Eastern North Carolina-style barbecue sauce not being authentic. Anyway, while this isn't exactly what you might find in the Tar Heel State, it was fantastic on pulled pork.

Bubba's Best BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.61 stars
A hot-sweet sauce that is good on just about anything. You can use any kind of cola in this recipe, just don't use diet cola. It makes the sauce bitter.

Pacific Rim Barbeque Sauce

Rating: 4.33 stars
This is an East-West fusion dish that is easy to prepare and gets rave reviews every time. Try it when you want a change from your regular barbeque preparation.

Delicious BBQ Sauce

Rating: 3.67 stars
This recipe for BBQ sauce tastes great on steak!

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.

Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.79 stars
A slightly smoky and tangy sauce with a kick at the end. Goes great with beef, pork, and chicken. Try it on a pulled pork sandwich with some sweet cabbage slaw.

My Oh-Yeah Sauce

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a sauce I created and have used for a long time. It is commonly known around here as 'My-Oh-Yeah Sauce.' It goes great with pork or beef. It works especially well poured over spare ribs and slow cooked in a slow cooker until the meat is falling off the bones. Best to par-boil or pre-bake the ribs a bit, or the fat from the ribs turns the barbecue sauce into a delicious but very thin soup. This is the first time I have actually written down this recipe. I believe the amounts to be accurate, but I do like my sauce sweet. I always say it is better to start small. You can always add easier than you can take away.

Big Bob Gibson's White BBQ Sauce Copycat

Rating: 4.17 stars
This is not the EXACT recipe. However, it is hard to tell the difference in taste! Adjust the ratios to make the spice and/or consistency to what your taste buds prefer. Great for BBQ, drizzled on shrimp tacos, sandwiches, etc!

Sweet, Spicy, and Sticky BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.33 stars
I use this sauce on ribs and then slow-cook 'em on the smoker. A guaranteed hit for any gathering; this sauce is my absolute favorite! May use immediately or keep in an air-tight container in a refrigerator up to several weeks. Brush sauce on ribs as ribs are finishing.

Honey BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.88 stars
Honey BBQ sauce that tastes very close to the BBW sauce. Tastes great on chicken, beef, pork, or anything else.

Uncle Earl's NC BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.13 stars
Hot and spicy sauce, great on pulled pork or grilled chicken. If you have a pressure canner, make a big batch to can, and store for up to one year.

Inspiration and Ideas

Carolina-Style Barbeque Sauce

Rating: Unrated
"Very good! Will make this again. Kids thought it was a bit too spicy, but I say 'crazy good.'" – dickie3120

Chef John's Alabama White BBQ Sauce

Rating: Unrated
See how to make what Chef John calls a "devastatingly delicious marinade, basting sauce, and serving sauce."