Homemade BBQ sauce, that’s easy to make? Yes! For the most part, all you do with these 13 recipes is dump the ingredients into a pan, stir, simmer and you are done – plus one that isn’t cooked at all! If you are a fan of the uber-popular Sweet Baby Ray’s, start with our Sweet & Sticky BBQ Sauce. You will want to slather these sauces on everything, from homemade ribs to purchased chicken tenders – even dollop on your burgers!
This is our version of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, which has a cult-like following. You won’t believe how easy this is to make – and, trust us, you do not need the high fructose corn syrup of the original. Your family will demand more! Get the recipe for Sweet & Sticky BBQ Sauce.
Like a little heat in your BBQ Sauce? This one has it – and you can adjust the heat up or down, to your taste. Don’t be put off by the liquid smoke. It is a natural product and adds a nuance you cannot get otherwise. Get the recipe for Hot & Tangy BBQ Sauce.
The puréed blackberries create a rich purple color and the maple syrup adds balanced sweetness to the smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne. This will become a family favorite. Get the recipe for Blackberry Maple BBQ Sauce.
This sauce starts with your favorite prepared BBQ Sauce – or use our Sweet & Sticky BBQ Sauce – and combines it with orange marmalade and soy sauce for a DIY sauce unlike any other. Get the recipe for Orange Marmalade BBQ Sauce.
Sweet/tart pineapple and the nuanced smokiness of whiskey work wonders in this thick and rich barbecue sauce. Easy to make with a very complex result. Get the recipe for Pineapple Whiskey BBQ Sauce.
The low FODMAP diet curtails the use of onion and garlic, which are often found in barbecue sauces. This basic barbecue sauce that will keep your IBS triggers at bay, try this one. Get the recipe for Low FODMAP BBQ Sauce 2.0.
Puréed rhubarb, which is both sweet and tart, makes a fantastic edition to barbecue sauce. We particularly like this one with pork or poultry. Get the recipe for Rhubarb BBQ Sauce.
Make a classic rum BBQ sauce with a twist, a unique adult recipe to make your BBQ meal unforgettable. Bring your BBQ meats to a new level of tastiness with this sweet and spicy rum BBQ sauce. You’ll love the tropical, Caribbean goodness of your new cookout favorite. Get the recipe for Best BBQ Rum Sauce.
You will need only 5 minutes to make your own BBQ Sauce. It will be smoky, a bit sweet, but plain delicious. It is 100% vegan and gluten-free, contrary to many store-bought condiment brands. Get the recipe for 5-Minute Vegan BBQ Sauce.
Sacha sauce (also known as Chinese BBQ Sauce) is a highly umami sauce made mainly with soybean oil, brill fish, dried shrimp, garlic, shallots, and chilies. It is used mainly in Asian cuisines and is a very popular sauce that is used frequently in hot pot dipping sauces, but also widely used in marinades and grilling meats. Get the recipe for Sacha Sauce – Chinese BBQ Sauce.
A lot of pre-packaged store-bought tamarind sauces taste too sweet or too sour. Try this delicious tamarind sauce recipe instead, perfect for your BBQ dishes, and great with meats, poultry, and shrimp. Get the recipe for Easiest BBQ Tamarind BBQ Sauce.
5 ingredients and 2 minutes – that’s all you need to make a homemade Gluten Free BBQ Sauce. A little bit spicy with a touch of sweet honey – it has all the flavor but doesn’t require any cooking. Perfect on top of a burger, or to dip chicken tenders! Get the recipe for 2-Minute Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce.
A tropical and delicious spicy guava BBQ sauce recipe with a medium heat level and flavors that combine sweet and spicy flavors. Another name for this sauce is Picnic BBQ sauce. This lovely homemade barbeque sauce brings a new twist to your barbeque parties. Get the recipe for Homemade Spicy Guava BBQ Sauce.
Check out our BBQ & Grill Guide For Perfect BBQ Every Time!
What Is The Difference Between Grilling & BBQ?
Do you love getting out on the deck or in the yard and firing up the grill? You are not alone. In the U.S. grill sales account for about 1.5 billion dollars per year and the industry is growing.
Grilling can take place on a propane grill or charcoal grill and all kinds proteins, vegetables and even fruit can be grilled. Burgers and hot dogs might be expected, but grilling technique can be applied to so much more – (PS: We have a Grilled Pizza recipe too!).
Learn more here in our BBQ & Grill Guide
18 Of Our Favorite BBQ & Grill Recipes
- Quick Grilled Pork Tenderloin
- Grilled Vegetables
- Grilled Ribeye with Smoked Salt & Charred Vegetables
- Hangar Steak with Charmoula Sauce
- Spiced Yogurt Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Swordfish with Grilled Oranges & Fennel
- Grilled Swordfish with Tomato Olive Salsa
- Grilled Halloumi & Melon Salad
- Grilled Corn with Garlic Herb Butter
- Grilled Corn Salad with Parmesan & Parsley
- Grilled Corn Salsa
- Grilled Squid with Chiles & Mint
- Grilled Butterfly Leg of Lamb with Mint Salsa Verde
- Marinated Chicken & Vegetable Kebobs
- Grilled Tomato Peach Salsa
- Grilled Pineapple Kiwi Salsa
- Grilled Fish Kebobs with Lemon Dill Marinade