Ah, sweet summertime. With warmer weather comes the opportunity to make a variety of fresh summer dishes—especially delicious grilling recipes. And what does just about every single grilled meat need? Barbecue sauce, of course! We've rounded up the best BBQ sauces for marinating, dipping, and drizzling. Whether you prefer something sweet, spicy, or smoky—or maybe a little bit of everything—this list of barbecue sauce brands has a variety for every taste. But we have to warn you: If you plan on offering these sauces at your next backyard barbecue, you'll definitely want to stock up. These condiments are so finger-licking good, your neighbors will be dousing their entire plate with your sauce(s) of choice. Now that we have your mouth watering, find the absolute best barbecue sauces right here.
This Memphis-style sauce gets a hint of sweetness from just a little bit of brown sugar. The makers of this smoky recipe note it's "delicious on slow-cooked ribs."
Believe it or not, barbecue sauce can actually be healthy. Primal Kitchen's organic version is Whole30-approved and paleo-friendly.
C.B. Stubblefield—a two-time Purple Heart recipient—began selling his legendary sauce in whiskey bottles and jam jars way back in the 1960s. Years later, his gluten-free recipe is still beloved.
Can't decide on which flavor you want? Try a five-pack of Rufus Teague's award-winning recipes that include Honey Sweet, Touch o' Heat, Whiskey Maple, Blazin' Hot, and Smoky Apple.
Bourbon lovers will almost want to drink Jack Daniel's' dressing. And yes, it's really made with good old Tennessee Whiskey.
This vinegar-based sauce packs plenty of heat, so make sure you have a summer cocktail handy to cool you down.
Warning: This super-spicy sauce is not for the faint of heart. CaJohns rates it a "9 out of 10 on their heat level," and says that it's "so hot, you almost don’t need fire to cook with it."
If you've always wanted to try a tangy, mayonnaise-based barbecue sauce on your dishes, this is the one to get. Plus, this company knows what they're doing: They've been smoking up delicious food with their tasty marinades since 1925.
Founded and built by John "Big Daddy" Bishop, Dreamland Café still smothers its famous ribs with this secret sauce. We recommend it adding it to ribs!
Calling all Southerners: Made with vinegar and lots of pepper, this marinade will give your food a little bite.
If you like Kansas City-style sauce—thick and both a little sweet and spicy—Arthur Bryant's mouthwatering recipe is about as classic as it gets.
The Salt Lick website claims thousands of people flock to their Texas restaurants each week to eat mouthwatering meats smothered in this delicious sauce.
If you like your meats a little sweet, try the sauce Sonny's is famous for, made with brown sugar, vinegar, and spices.
This all-natural mixture has been passed down through four generations of Texans, so you know it's good. The company even has a gallery of recipes you can make with its West Texas sauce.
locals in one of the country's barbecue capitals. The original recipe has been voted "The Best in the World" at the American Royal, the World Series of Barbecue.
Mike Weeks made this sauce after finding his grandmother's recipe and making a few delicious changes. And it's not just for barbecue—try it with veggies, eggs, or pizza.
Looking for a healthier option that doesn't skimp on flavor? Try a variety pack of Guy's sugar-free BBQ sauce that includes spicy, smokey garlic, and original.