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Fire up the grill – but skip the store-bought bottles of barbecue sauce. Make one of our easy and delicious homemade barbecue sauce recipes instead!
We love making a homemade barbecue sauce anytime we grill chicken, ribs, or steak tips. Scroll below for ten of the best homemade barbecue sauce recipes around!
All of these recipes are easy to make, plus you can adjust the flavors to suit your own personal tastes. Enjoy!
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
This all-purpose Homemade BBQ Sauce is made with ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen – so you can whisk up a batch anytime. We think it tastes just like a Sweet Baby Ray’s copycat!
“This recipe is an excellent starting point for a homemade barbecue sauce. It’s delicious as written, and we sometimes doctor it to suit our own family’s tastes. Thank you!” – Ciaotebaldi
Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce
“I had a leftover can of Dr Pepper in my refrigerator and decided to make this sauce recipe to use it up. It was really great on chicken wings!” – Jared
Mozelle’s Barbecue Sauce
A (not-so-secret anymore) recipe of a family friend, Mozelle’s magical barbecue sauce has the perfect amount of zesty, sweet, and rich tomato flavor that is absolute perfection on smoked and grilled meats! We use it on both pork ribs and chicken wings.
“It just so happened my husband smoked pork tenderloins on the smoker this weekend, so I made this sauce last night to go with it. Wonderful. We both loved this sauce and it was so easy. Thanks so much for the recipe!!” – Lana
Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
This zesty Bourbon Barbecue Sauce has a touch of deep sweetness from molasses and a gentle kick of bourbon flavor. It’s fantastic on pulled pork or any other barbecued meats and poultry, including these spiced chicken wings.
“Quick, easy and delicious!” – Dawn
Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
Our Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce is sweet and rich with a kick of spicy, smoky flavor! The sweetness of fresh peaches perfectly complements the earthy bourbon undertones, and fresh jalapenos add a touch of heat. (This is one of my favorite homemade sauces!)
“This is so yummy!! I am smoking a pork butt this week and made your bbq sauce with fresh GA peaches. It is delicious and I am excited to serve it. Thank you so much for the recipe.” – Lisa
White Barbecue Sauce
Also called Alabama White Sauce, this creamy White Barbecue Sauce is fantastic, with zesty flavors from vinegar, mustard and garlic. We love it on our grilled chicken and pork ribs, and we even use it on sandwiches and pizza.
“My husband, an extremely picky eater, loved your White Barbecue Chicken! He especially loved the sauce since he rarely likes chicken recipes and suggested we use it on other foods as well. I cannot thank you enough for a recipe I know we will enjoy frequently.” – Melanie
Cherry Noble BBQ Sauce
Cherry Noble BBQ Sauce is a uniquely-delicious homemade barbecue sauce that is fantastic on grilled chicken wings and country-style ribs! After one taste of this sweet, deep and rich sauce – you’ll want to make it all summer long!
“This sauce is delicious and so easy to make. The grape jelly and the mix of spices with the molasses was such a unique combination of flavors! Will definitely make this again.” – Emme
Guinness Barbecue Sauce
The flavors in this Guinness Barbecue Sauce are wonderfully complex. Deep, rich Guinness stout is combined with common kitchen ingredients, whole grain mustard, and spices for a lip-smacking sauce with a kick. We love it slathered on barbecued pork tips.
“Wow, these pork tips didn’t last long and my kids wouldn’t even let me toss out the little bit of extra sauce I had left over.
I said, “Well, what are you gonna do with the left over sauce? The pork tips are gone.”
“Are you SERIOUS, Dad?! That sauce is going on anything I eat tomorrow!”
And it did.
Thanks again for yet another great recipe!” – Rick
Cranberry Barbecue Sauce
I know what you’re thinking…cranberries? But trust me – this Cranberry Barbecue Sauce is fantastic! It’s a zesty, tart, and smoky condiment that you will absolutely love! You can serve it like ketchup, but it’s also great on chicken wings and other meats. We even used it as a sauce on this pizza recipe! (It’s so good!)
“I just made this and it is delicious! Will definitely make again!” – Robyn
Asian Barbecue Sauce
With our Asian Barbecue Sauce, you can make chicken wings and pork ribs at home that rival some of the best Asian Chinese restaurants around! The deep, rich, sticky sauce has a distinctive flavor thanks to ginger and star anise.
“I used this sauce on the ribs recipe you linked to – excellent. Will definitely make again.” – Claire
Copycat Ah-So Sauce
“I had a jar of Ah-So sauce but I needed more for my boneless spare ribs. I tried your recipe, and honestly it’s 100x better than the jarred sauce. The Ah-So sauce makes the meat look pink and doesn’t taste as good. This sauce was delicious. My spare ribs came out looking and tasting exactly like take-out boneless spare ribs. Thank you so much for sharing. My family devoured it!” – Andrea