With summer's end right around the corner, the days of outdoor grilling and dining al fresco are soon to be over. Labor Day weekend is usually the last hoorah of the season and the official kickoff to fall, so with that coming up, it may be your last chance to fire up the barbecue before the weather cools off.
With that being said, we did some research into the best BBQ sauces out there. You're sure to wow your party guests with any of the below delicious marinades. Read on to see our finger-lickin' picks.
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Stubb's was created by barbecue restaurateur Christopher B. "Stubb" Stubblefield. Even after he passed away, the sauce has continued on to be sold in grocery stores. That's him right there on the bottle!
2. BONE SUCKIN' SAUCE
This one has earned itself a bit of a cult following. With four flavors—Original, Hot, Thick, Thick Hot—the brand also makes seasonings, mustard, salsa, and teriyaki sauce.
3. SWEET BABY RAY'S
Sweet Baby Ray's has been around for over 30 years now, and in that time, the brand has expanded their line of sauces to include a whopping 20 different varieties. There's a flavor for everyone.
If you follow a paleo lifestyle, then this sauce is for you. It's Whole30-approved and free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar (they use dates to sweeten it).
Thrillist ranked Bull's-Eye number one in a taste test. The brand doesn't use any high-fructose corn syrup and comes in Original, Honey Smoke, and Sweet flavors.
This sauce comes from the ketchup brand, so you can expect a tomatoey taste.
7. JACK DANIEL'S
As you may have guessed, you can expect to taste a bit of the famous whiskey in this sauce, which comes in a variety of flavors: Smooth Original, Hot Pepper, Smokey Sweet, Full Flavor Smokey, Extra Hot Habanero, and the newest, Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze.
8. ANNIE'S NATURALS
Annie's products are known for being organic and all-natural. Their BBQ sauces come in three flavors: Original, Sweet & Spicy, and Smoky Maple.