If you ask us, grilling shouldn’t take place in the spring and summer. BBQ all year round. Come winter, pull up the barca and get this meatball on Barbie. Just make sure you’re stocked and ready with the best barbecue sauces in the game. While the quality of the meat should be a top priority, there is no denying that the delicious sauce steals the spotlight when sautéing ribs, pulled pork, or chicken thighs. The sauce is sacred.
That’s why you should explore the wild world of handcrafted barbecue sauces outside of your local grocery store. Load up on any of these 10 epic barbecue sauces and embark on a feast that people will be talking about for many a cookout. Whether you like a little heat or prefer meat with something sweet and smoky, we’ve got the perfect sauce for you.
The most delicious barbecue sauces to raise the barbecue level
1. Elda’s Kitchen
Do yourself a favor and buy a bottle, three-pack ($24), or six quarts ($36) of these little sauces based on 1950’s kitchen culture, which are currently made in 12 flavors. Our vote creates your own build Three packs With Kentucky Bourbon, Jamaican Jerk, and Black Cherry BBQ – but the world is your oyster.
[from $6 per bottle; eldaskitchen.com]
2. Runamok Merquén Smoked Chili with Maple Syrup
Late summer barbecue is a match made in Merquén Smoked Chili Pepper Infused Maple Syrup heaven. A blend of sweet and spicy flavours, Merquén is a blend of hot peppers from the Mapuche region of Chile. When paired with maple syrup, it creates the perfect balance between heat, smoke, and caramel. Happy hour drink, make sure to double it Ronamok smoked maple organic cocktail.
3. Ponte Barbecue Sauce with Modena Balsamic Vinegar, IGP
This versatile condiment works well on meat, fish, and vegetables, thanks to the combination of sweet and sour ingredients with moderate acidity. Balsamic Vinegar from Modena is an Italian condiment that is IGP (Indication of Geographical Protection) certified, so you can rest assured that it’s a quality product from this 9th generation family owned and operated company. Another great option: Ponte BBQ Italian Sauce apple cider vinegar.
[$5 per bottle; yummybazaar.com]
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