7/31 | Delicious BBQ Rubs and Sauces

Are you ready for grilling season? We sure are! So, we rounded up these delicious BBQ rubs and sauces to add some flavor to our summer menus. From spicy to sweet, there’s a flavor profile here for pretty much anyone.

We can’t wait to try all of these out. Which one will you put at the top of your list? 

Delicious BBQ Rubs and Sauces

Whether you want to try a dry rub or a BBQ sauce or both, this list will give you plenty of inspiration. Get out those grills and let’s start cooking! 

Instant Pot Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce Recipe by Creative Cynchronicity

This scrumptious Instant Pot Dark Cherry BBQ sauce combines the natural sweetness of cherries and maple syrup with the welcoming warmth of herbs and spices like ginger, cinnamon, and rosemary. Prepare it a few days ahead of time to allow the flavors to blend fully. 

Desi’s BBQ Dry Rub by AllRecipes

Smoky, with a bit of a kick, this is a versatile dry rub you can use in many different ways. 

White Barbecue Sauce by Delish

Common in Alabama, mayonnaise and horseradish are two of the key ingredients in this white BBQ sauce. 

Sweet and Savory Rub for Pork and Chicken by Rachel Cooks

This sweet and savory rub is made from readily available ingredients in most kitchens. 

Blackberry BBQ Sauce by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Blackberry sauce is delightful with grilled salmon, chicken, or pork. Adds a sweet twist to your grilled meats. 

Homemade Rib Rub Recipe by Scratch Mommy

Perfect for ribs, this rub’s not-so-secret ingredient is coffee! It adds such a depth of flavor to the dish. 

Need the perfect side dish to go with your grilled meat? Check out these tasty pasta salad recipes

Paleo BBQ Sauce by The Bewitchin’ Kitchen 

Following a Paleo eating plan? You’ll want to check out this BBQ sauce! 

Rosemary Garlic Rub by Suburban Kitchen

Lots of rosemary and garlic go into this delicious rub you’re going to love using for nearly any food you put on the grill! 

Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Our mouths are watering at the thought of roasting strawberries and turning them into BBQ sauce. YUM! 

Homemade BBQ Sauce by My Plant Based Family

A classic smoky BBQ sauce with the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors, you’ll reach for this one often. 

Pineapple Bourbon BBQ Sauce by Cooking with Curls 

Pineapple plus bourbon equals perfection! We can just imagine this on chicken (ohhh wings!) and ribs. So tasty! 


These are amazing ideas for a fun backyard barbecue! Work your way through the list all summer long or make up several at once and let your dinner guests choose which one they’d like on their food. 

Now that you’ve got your main dish sorted out, how about checking out these grilled dessert ideas too!