At America's best BBQ joints, pitmasters cook low and slow over a smoky wood fire – and their signature sauces showcase their flavors with classic combinations of smoke and spice. Here, we've chosen three stellar sauces that are guaranteed to delight anyone who appreciates the rich, savory tang of natural wood smoke. Enjoy the sauce with everything from burgers and grilled steaks to barbecued ribs, chicken, pork or brisket.
Bourbon Black Pepper: Mellow Kentucky bourbon is aged in charred oak barrels to create a sauce with a rich, smoky complexity, highlighted by black pepper and spices.
Sweet Onion Applewood: Savor this classic Southern blend of naturally sweet Vidalia and mellow caramelized onions, enriched with fragrant applewood smoke, black pepper and red chilies.
Maple Mesquite: This traditional American sauce gets its rich, smoky-sweet character from pure maple syrup, natural mesquite smoke and classic barbecue spices.