Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes

Dress up barbecue with your own secret, homemade barbecue sauce from Food Network chefs.

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Neelys' BBQ Sauce

The Neelys use ketchup as the sweet tomato base for their Memphis-style barbecue sauce.

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Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce

This traditional Kansas City-style barbecue sauce is sweet and tomato-based, with spices mixed in for a little kick.

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Peach-Mustard BBQ Sauce

Try this savory-sweet sauce for a little something unexpected.

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Cola Barbecue Sauce

This sweet sauce uses cola as the base. Adjust the spices to taste to make this sauce your own.

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Chile-Coffee BBQ Sauce

This sauce uses two kinds of dried chiles. For a quick primer on chile-handling, check out our how-to video.

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Sweet & Sour BBQ Sauce

Try this sauce to give your barbecue an Asian twist.

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Gina's Buttermilk BBQ Sauce

Gina adds apple cider and a little bit of buttermilk to barbecue sauce for a sweeter version with a little twang.

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The Pioneer Woman's Homemade BBQ Sauce

Ree makes a sweet homemade barbecue sauce with a little smoky kick from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

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South Carolina-Style Mustard Barbecue Sauce

Now you don’t have to travel to South Carolina’s Lexington County to get real, authentic yellow mustard-based barbecue sauce. You can try out this version in your own backyard.

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Memphis-Style Barbecue Sauce

This sauce is not too heavy, with just the right mustard and vinegar balance.

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North Carolina-Style Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

This traditional Eastern North Carolina vinegar-based sauce is tart and spicy, yet light enough to let the flavor of slow-smoked pork stand out.

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Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

This one-of-a-kind sauce is just for dipping: It’s a thin, oniony tomato dressing that complements any cut of beef.

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Kansas City-Style Barbecue Sauce

This sweet and tangy tomato-based concoction is perfect for dousing burnt ends: fatty, blackened edges cut from smoked brisket.

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Kentucky-Style Mutton Dip

Even some serious barbecue junkies haven’t heard of mutton dip: It’s a highly localized Western Kentucky specialty, designed to pair with barbecue mutton.

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