How to Upgrade Store-Bought Barbecue Sauce

Learn how to transform everyday barbecue sauce so that it has the flavors you're craving.

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Lauri Patterson, Lauri Patterson

Much like frozen pizza dough and canned chicken broth, bottled barbecue sauce is a welcome timesaver on those days when you're looking for all the help you can get in the kitchen. The flavors and textures of the everyday store-bought BBQ sauce differ from brand to brand, and while you likely have a favorite or two, you may want to dress up the original in order to make it exactly what you're looking for. That's where The Kitchen comes in. On this morning's all-new episode, the cast shared three ways to put your signature spin on whatever sauce you happen to have on hand. From adding an extra hint of sweetness to spicing it up with heat, click here to learn the cast's top tips for creating your ideal barbecue flavor.

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