The 5 Best Sauces & Rubs For Your Next BBQ

Summer might be nearing its end, but it’s still not too late to throw a backyard BBQ or have a picnic with mouthwatering grilled meat. We’ve put together a list of the best sauces and rubs you’ve got to try.

1. Classic BBQ Sauce

If you love sweet and spicy, this BBQ sauce is just what you need. The ingredients include brown sugar, ketchup, red wine vinegar, water, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, paprika, salt, black pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Simply blend all of the ingredients until smooth and serve!

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2. Berry BBQ Sauce

Change things up with this blackberry-blueberry BBQ sauce, great for basting and saucing grilled baby back ribs. You’ll need two cups of fresh or frozen blackberries, two cups of fresh or frozen blueberries, ¼ cup water, ½ cup sugar, and one to two cups of BBQ sauce.

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3. Carolina BBQ Rub

If you’re making traditional Carolina Pulled Pork or a rack of ribs, this is the rub you’ve got to try. You’ll need paprika, salt, white sugar, brown sugar, ground cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

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4. Texas-Style BBQ Sauce

Whether you agree that Texas does everything bigger and better or not, this BBQ sauce is sure to impress. You’ll need one tablespoon of butter, one small onion, two garlic cloves, one cup of ketchup, ¼ cup of packed brown sugar, ¼ cup of lemon juice, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, and two tablespoons of tomato paste.

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5. Memphis Rub

In Memphis, sometimes ribs are served without a sauce. This means the rub has to carry its weight in terms of flavor. This Memphis rub is great on ribs, but can also be used on virtually any smoked meats prepared on the grill or in the oven. To make this rub, you’ll need paprika, garlic powder, mild chili powder, salt, black pepper, onion powder, celery seeds, brown sugar, dried oregano, thyme, cumin, dry mustard, ground coriander, and ground allspice.

View the full recipe here.

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