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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....


Tangy Barbecue Sauce

11 reviews

My mother-in-law created this recipe, and we just can't get enough of her delectable sauce! I always keep a little...


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...

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce

16 reviews

My family is stationed in Italy with my husband, Lieutenant William Robert Blackman. William grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, and...


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...

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

9 reviews

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


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,...


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...

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,...


Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce

6 reviews

I've never cared that much for store bought barbecue sauce. I just like to make things myself from scratch including...


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.


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...