Slather on the sauce with these bold BBQ recipes

Slather on the sauce with these bold BBQ recipes



If BBQ sauce were a person, it would be bold, vibrant, and difficult to stay away from — just the kind of person you'd want at your party. It's versatile, too, adding depth and excitement to everything from grilled meats to slow-cooked ribs. So, are you ready for a taste adventure? Let's look at some mouthwatering BBQ sauce recipes that will elevate your cooking game and impress at any table.

BBQ ribs recipe ideas 

Let's kick off with some BBQ ribs recipe options, because these are really what BBQ sauce was made for. St. Louis-style ribs are trimmed down to a uniform rectangular shape for slow smoking until they’re succulent and tender. They're made to be slathered in a sweet, sticky, slightly tangy BBQ sauce that caramelizes beautifully when grilled. This St. Louis Ribs recipe adds an extra secret ingredient: soaked wood chips that seal in the smoke over a long, slow cook.


Alternatively, go with some baby backs for a tender, leaner cut. Stubb's Hickory Bourbon Bar-B-Q Sauce is the BBQ sauce of choice for this Sweet Baby Back Ribs recipe, bringing hickory smoke and bourbon flavours to the party. Letting these ribs rest for 15 minutes after cooking will help the meat relax for a tender, tasty bite.


Ribs aren't the only kind of pork that goes well with BBQ sauce. Chorizo pork sausage meat, with its deep red paprika colour, is already primed with fantastic flavours. These smokey Chorizo Joes combine the spicy Mexican kind of chorizo with ground chuck and our Stubb's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce for a vibrant twist on the classic Sloppy Joe, offering a delightful kick of heat and spicy vinegar flavour. Perfect for a fun family dinner or a casual gathering with friends, this variation on a classic north American theme is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


Chicken BBQ sauce dishes

Who can resist a juicy piece of chicken straight from the grill? Not us. Each piece in this Sticky Sweet Grilled Wings recipe is glazed to perfection with a rich, molasses-thick Sticky Sweet Bar-B-Q Sauce BBQ sauce. The smoky char from the grill combines with the deep, sweet notes of this sauce, which is sweetened with brown sugar and molasses. 


Some of our best BBQ chicken recipes are the easiest; you don't even need a grill to make them!

This Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Legs recipe delivers tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken legs bathed in a rich, glossy Stubb's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce that's both sweet and tangy with a hint of smokiness. This meal is slow-cooked to perfection, ideal as a comforting dinner any night of the week. Just set it, forget it, and then enjoy the delectable results.


Although many people think of pork when imagining shredded, fall-apart tender BBQ meat dishes, we've also found shredded BBQ chicken to be delicious. Stubb’s Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken is a shredded delight effortlessly prepared in a slow cooker with just four ingredients.

While you relax, the slow cooker gets busy melding together the flavours of onion, brown sugar and BBQ sauce, infusing it into the chicken in a mouthwatering chicken dish that's both comforting and delicious. This dish is the perfect blend of simplicity and scrumptiousness, ideal for piling high on a soft bun or enjoying straight from the fork.


BBQ sauce on the side

A little BBQ sauce works well in side dishes too. A warm, comforting bowl of Stubb's Cowboy Beans is the perfect side to elevate any barbecue meal. This dish is a hearty nod to traditional cowboy fare, promising to be both filling and utterly delicious.

The tender baked beans in this recipe simmer in our rich Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q Sauce, which infuses them with natural mesquite smoke flavours. The crispy bacon creates a satisfying contrast to the creamy beans. Perfect alongside grilled meats or as a substantial dish on its own, these beans bring a touch of rustic charm to any dining table.


The sauces in these BBQ ideas will lift your grill game. Grab your apron, unleash your inner sauce boss, and remember, every great BBQ starts with a splash of soul-stirring sauce.

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