Make a quick, 5-ingredient barbecue sauce for grilled chicken or pork by adding apricot jam, honey, soy sauce and vinegar
to ketchup. You can even use it as a dipping sauce along with an assortment of other sauces when you’re entertaining guests
Strong-flavored meats like lamb, game, or beef can stand up to this bold sauce featuring adobo chiles, aromatic spices (like
cloves and coriander), and maple syrup. It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to prepare, but is well worth the effort–and
the majority of that time is devoted to baking the garlic cloves, not hands-on prep work.
This dipping sauce is a great alternative to the usual shrimp cocktail sauces, and relies on a secret ingredient–a can of
Coca-Cola! One reviewer even compared it to a wings sauce. For more heat, make sure you use the jalapeño seeds or chop up
a second pepper.
This Kansas City-style sauce is similar to nationally branded barbecue sauces like KC Masterpiece. The ketchup thickens it
up a bit, while the cider vinegar and onion add tang. Pair with steak, pork, burgers, or chicken and baste during the last
10 minutes of cooking, then serve additional sauce with the meal.
Sauces from the Carolinas tend to be vinegar-based; this is a sweeter and thicker version of a traditional South Carolina
sauce. Like all homemade sauces, you can make substitutions or alter the quantities of ingredients to personalize this sauce
to your own tastes and preferences.
Homemade sauces tend to be much lower in sodium than commercial sauces, making them a great alternative for those watching
their salt intake. This sauce gets its deep flavor from the variety of spices and other sauces that go into it–feel free to
make substitutions to suit your own tastes. It's best with grilled chicken and paired with a side of coleslaw and baked beans.
Use this tomato-based sauce for dipping, dressing up sandwiches, or as a glaze brushed on during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
The sorghum, a type of molasses, lends a touch of sweetness to the mixture, though the lemon juice and hot and Worcestershire
sauces keep it from being overwhelming.
At many barbecue joints across the South, white barbecue sauce is the sauce of choice. It's generally a mayonnaise-based sauce,
made tangy with the addition of vinegar, horseradish, and mustard. Fans of white sauce say that once you've doused your barbecued
chicken in this sauce, you'll never go back to red.