Must-Try Barbecue Sauce Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

The outcome of dish cooked on the grill in terms of taste greatly depends on the sauce or marinade you use. While the classic sweet and savory barbecue sauce is awesome, there’s nothing wrong with trying something new. Experiment with your sauces (which you can use as a marinade or a dipping sauce) and you won’t believe why you haven’t done it in the first place!

Try these unique barbecue sauce recipes the next time you grill:

The Tropical Twist

What you need:

  • 4 tangerines
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • Hot sauce, to taste

Peel the oranges and tangerines, remove the seeds and break into sections. Pour the apple cider vinegar in a blender and add the fruits. Blend until mixture is smooth. Continue blending until the mixture liquefies. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic salt, ginger, lemon pepper and hot sauce and continue pulsing slow until the mixture is smooth.

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Pour the sauce in a pan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cherry and Chipotle BBQ Sauce

What you need:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

In a saucepan, melt the butter then add the onion. Saute until soft. Add the garlic and continue cooking for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and pour the contents in a blender. Add the cherries (thaw first if frozen), ketchup, brown sugar, apple juice, mustard, apple cider vinegar, butter, soy sauce, chipotle powder, hot sauce, salt and black pepper.

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Puree until the mixture is smooth. When ready, transfer the contents in the same saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer, uncovered, until desired consistency is reached, about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir occasionally while cooking.

The sauce you use makes a huge difference to your grilled meat. Whether you use it for basting or for dipping, it impacts your dish greatly. Try these delicious barbecue sauce recipes!

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by Adrian T. Cheng