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

A Very Popular BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 832
This quick and easy homemade barbecue sauce has the perfect mixture of sweetness and spice.

Grant's Famous Midnight Grill BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
A sauce that's big, bold, and spicy. This one will keep them coming back for more.
By Allrecipes Member

Eastern North Carolina Barbecue Sauce with a West Coast Twist

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
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: 4.5 stars 103
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.
By Allrecipes Member

Pacific Rim Barbeque Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
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.

Korean BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 128
Sweet and spicy Korean BBQ sauce. Add chile-garlic sauce for a fiery kick!

Smokin' Jack BBQ Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 69
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: 4.5 stars 12
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 stars 12
This is not the EXACT Big Bob Gibson White Sauce recipe. However, it is hard to tell the difference in taste. Adjust the ratios to make the spice and/or consistency what your taste buds prefer. Great for BBQ, drizzled on shrimp tacos, sandwiches, etc!

Sweet, Spicy, and Sticky BBQ Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
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.
By Aimee Mitchell

Honey BBQ Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 60
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 stars 8
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 31
"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 4
See how to make what Chef John calls a "devastatingly delicious marinade, basting sauce, and serving sauce."
Oven BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
Rating: 4 stars 593

Baked BBQ chicken drumsticks are smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce.