5 Best Barbecue Sauces for a Backyard BBQ

Molasses Barbecue Sauce © John Kernick
By F&W Editors Posted May 29, 2015

No barbecue is complete without a killer sauce. Skip the store-bought stuff and wow your guests with something homemade. Here, five DIY flavorful and smokey barbecue sauces to try.

No barbecue is complete without a killer sauce. Skip the store-bought stuff and wow your guests with something homemade. Here, five DIY flavorful and smokey barbecue sauces to try.

1. Sorghum Barbecue Sauce
Bobby Flay's rich, sweet and tangy barbecue sauce is made with sorghum syrup, which comes from sweet sorghum grass.

2. Espresso Barbecue Sauce
Grilling experts Cheryl and Bill Jamison add espresso to this sauce to give it a deeply rich, complex flavor. It's delicious with smoked or grilled pork, beef, lamb or duck.

3. Molasses Barbecue Sauce
BBQ expert Adam Perry Lang’s barbecue sauce—sweet, spicy and sticky—pairs perfectly with his super-flavorful chicken wings.

4. Sweet Mustard Barbecue Sauce
This sweet and pungent mustard sauce is perfect on pork chops.

5. Hoisin Barbecue Sauce
Like ketchup in a classic barbecue sauce, the Chinese condiment, hoisin, provides a satisfying contrast of sweet, salty and aromatic flavors.

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5 Essential Barbecue Ingredients from Grill Expert David Guas
25 Backyard Barbecue Essentials

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