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Florida BBQ Sauce

Growing up in Texas, I got used to a certain type of BBQ. After I moved to Florida, I loved how lots of different citruses were being added to BBQ sauces. I played around for a long time before I hit on what I think is the most balanced yet citrus-dominant Florida BBQ sauce yet. —Christine Hair, Odessa, Florida

Kansas City Barbecue Sauce

2 reviews

This tangy Kansas City BBQ sauce is lip-smacking good. It's thick, and a little sweet with a touch of heat....



Pressure-Cooker Barbecued Beef Ribs

2 reviews

These tender, tangy ribs taste slow-cooked but are a cinch to make. They’re great for picnics as well as a...


Barbecue Sauce for Pork

We raise hogs and cattle, so we've tried plenty of barbecue recipes. Smothered in sauce, this pork gets rave reviews...

Orange Barbecue Sauce

When Jerry and I got married, I worked with a friend to choose food that our farmer friends with big...


Summertime Barbecue Sauce

When my daughter was seven, she would come home from school and eat this sauce by the spoonfuls. Company loves...

Red-Eye Barbecue Sauce

I made this recipe for an assignment in culinary school—my first time making barbecue sauce. I have to say, it...


Riverboat Barbecue Sauce

5 reviews

"Maple and orange are the flavors that accent this sweet and tangy sauce," says Barb Loftin of Florence, Kentucky. "My...


Bruce’s Hot Barbecue Sauce

5 reviews

The heat is on when you brush on Bruce Fisher's tongue-tingling sauce! You'll also detect a hint of fruity sweetness,...


Smoky Barbecue Sauce

4 reviews

My mother has been relying on this recipe for years. We especially enjoy it on a beef brisket. —Carla Holland,...

Cherry Barbecue Sauce

7 reviews

You can use fresh or frozen cherries to make this flavorful barbecue sauce. It tastes phenomenal on ribs and chicken!...


Cook-Off Barbecue Sauce

1 review

After looking for the perfect BBQ sauce for 12 years, I tried making my own. After many attempts, I hit...


Honey Barbecue Sauce

7 reviews

This honey BBQ sauce recipe is one that my whole family enjoys, especially my father. It's a quick and easy...


Coffee Barbecue Sauce

5 reviews

Brewed coffee and instant coffee granules add rich color and depth to this sweet-and-sour sauce. It’s wonderful spooned over grilled...


Reduced-Sugar Tangy Barbecue Sauce

This is a delicious staple to have on hand during the summer grilling season. A speedy alternative to bottled sauce,...

North Carolina-Style BBQ Sauce

8 reviews

Blending two vinegars helps re-create the BBQ sauce we love from my mother’s North Carolina roots. — Gloria McKinley, Lakeland,...


Molasses Barbecue Sauce

This sauce has a bold molasses flavor with a hint of orange. It goes well with chicken, ribs and chops.—Sandra...


Barbecue Sauce

2 reviews

This is a delicious staple to have on hand during the summer grilling season. Use the flavorful sauce to baste...


Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

12 reviews

This tangy rhubarb sauce tastes outstanding served over turkey, chicken or pork. Fresh garlic and a bunch of seasonings give...


Mustard Barbecue Sauce

2 reviews

I liked this mustard BBQ sauce recipe from the first taste, as have my guests. It's not a thick sauce,...


Sweet ‘N’ Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Jalapeno pepper, cayenne and chili powder lend a bit of bite to this low-sodium sauce from our Test kitchen home...


Pecan Barbecue Sauce

After 18 years, I haven't found anything that this sauce doesn't taste great on. Pecans are the deliciously different ingredient.


Jamaican Barbecue Sauce

1 review

"Since visiting Jamaica, I've become a big fan of jerk chicken and fish," writes Lee Ann Odell from Boulder, Colorado.

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Jim’s Secret Family Recipe Ribs

10 reviews

For more than 30 years, my brother-in-law Jim kept his famous rib recipe a secret. When he finally shared it,...