Summer isn’t over yet, and that means there’s still time to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious barbecued meals! And when it comes to barbecuing, the right sauce can make all the difference. So if you’re looking for the best BBQ sauce recipes, we have you covered with five of the finest out there. Let’s get cooking!
But first, what is BBQ sauce? The ingredients can vary a lot, but most recipes include vinegar, tomato, or mayonnaise as a base. They then complement this with a variety of ingredients to create a complex flavour that loves grilled foods. These five recipes hold true to this tradition while offering unique and delicious twists.
Homemade BBQ Sauce from Planet DAMN!
The name says it all when it comes to this barbecue sauce. With Scotch Bonnet and red chilli pepper, this recipe brings the spice! But it all balances out with honey and muscovado sugar.
Additional flavours are brought in by a healthy serving of Worcestershire, tabasco and soy sauce plus ketchup, onion, garlic, bay leaf, sea salt, and a dose of bourbon or whiskey. This sauce really brings an incredible amount of flavour. This is a powerful sauce with both spice and sweet flavours that’s perfect for just about any grilled meat.
Abel & Cole Barbecue Sauce
This is a versatile recipe that uses a wide variety of organic fruits and vegetables to create a sharp and flavourful sauce. The result goes well with grilled vegetables as well as meat.
This recipe makes use of charred carrots, celery, and onion to create a savoury base. This is then complemented by plums, cider or balsamic vinegar, and honey, maple, or sugar. One of the best parts of this recipe is that you can use just about any fruits or spices you prefer to give it a unique flavour.
Smokey Tomato Barbecue Sauce
When it comes to grilling, there’s nothing quite like that smokey flavour. This thick tomato sauce brings just that, coupled with a robust tomato flavour. With liquid smoke, lemon, chilli powder, and apple cider vinegar, this sauce is not lacking in complex flavours.
And with both date and tomato paste, this is a thick and creamy sauce that pairs perfectly with barbecued ribs.
Blackberry Barbecue Sauce
Few ingredients pair as amazingly with the summer weather as blackberries. So, while they’re still in season, why not enjoy this sweet and delicious sauce?
Made with fresh blackberries, coffee, liquid smoke, and habaneros, this sauce offers a real kick. It goes amazingly with chicken and is easy to make in just a few minutes.
Haze BBQ Sauce
If you’re looking for an edgy sauce that’s the perfect mixture of sweet, spicy, and tangy, then this is the one for you. With ingredients including:
- Bramley apples
- red peppers
- mustard seed
- chipotle flakes
- cider vinegar
- Thatchers Haze cider
this sauce will bring warmth to your meal. This sauce can be turned into jelly as well by adding pectin and heating.
So, now you know five of the best BBQ sauce recipes to try next time you want a fun addition to your cookout. No matter which you choose, it’s bound to add a great dose of flavour that will leave you and your guests wanting more. The only challenge now is choosing which to enjoy!
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