20 Dry Rubs, Sauces, & Marinades for Your BBQ

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There’s something special about firing up the grill and cooking up a juicy steak or a rack of ribs, especially when you have the right flavors to make it sing. That’s where a collection of Dry Rubs, Sauces, and Marinades can make all the difference. These tasty additions can help take your grilling game to the next level and make your taste buds dance with joy.

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Dry rub for pork, carolina gold bbq sauce on chicken legs, and mojo marinade.

These flavor enhancers come in a variety of styles, from sweet and tangy to smoky and spicy, and they can add depth and complexity to any dish. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

We’ll introduce you to a collection of dry rubs, sauces, and marinades that are sure to become your go-to favorites for grilling season.

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Dry Rubs, Sauces, & Marinades

Dry Rub For Pork

One of the most underrated and effective ways to enhance the other white meat's taste and texture is by using a Dry Rub For Pork.
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Pork rub in a seasoning shaker

All-Purpose Dry Rub

This homemade dry rub is packed with flavor and adds a perfectly balanced punch of spice to every bite.
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Dry rub

The Best Dry Rub For Chicken

In the world of grilling, nothing quite compares to a perfectly seasoned and cooked piece of chicken. One of the secrets to achieving this flavor explosion lies in the magic of a good Dry Rub for Chicken.
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Chicken legs with dry rub on it

Cajun Style Dry Rub

If you're looking to add a little kick to your grilled meats or vegetables, than you are going to love this Cajun Style Dry Rub. It's a zesty and aromatic seasoning that packs a punch.
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Cajun style dry rub

Carne Asada Seasoning

Carne Asada Seasoning is a blend of spices that is used to flavor meat and give it a distinctive taste. This quick and easy recipe combines common spices you probably have at home.
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A bowl of carne asada seasoning

Beef Rib Rub

This Beef Rib Rub is just the right blend of herbs, spices, and seasonings to transform your ribs into a delicious symphony of flavor.
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Beef rib rub

Smoked Brisket Rub

With just five simple ingredients, including kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, and garlic and onion powders, this Smoked Brisket Rub transforms a good brisket into an unforgettable masterpiece.
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Smoked brisket rub

Carolina Gold Sauce Recipe

We're going to take a delicious detour down to the Carolinas, where we'll explore a finger-lickin'-good BBQ sauce that's going to rock your world. If you haven't already guessed, we're talking about Carolina Gold Sauce.
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Carolina gold sauce on chicken legs

Honey Sriracha Sauce

This honey sriracha sauce is spicy and sweet and a great accompaniment to any meat.
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Honey sriracha sauce

Smoky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

You’ll never buy premade BBQ sauce again. This smoky bourbon BBQ sauce is irresistibly spicy, tangy and sweet. It’s the perfect accompaniment to pulled pork, pork ribs and chicken wings.
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Bbq sauce

Alabama White BBQ Sauce

This Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a tangy creamy alternative to regular BBQ sauce that adds a twist and a punch to your barbecued chicken, ribs, or pork.
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Alabama white bbq sauce

Delicious Korean BBQ Sauce

Korean BBQ Sauce is a blend of savory soy sauce, sweet brown sugar, and fiery chili sauce to create a harmonious balance that will enhance your BBQ experience.
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Korean bbq sauce

Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce

Whiskey Peach BBQ Sauce has the perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors. It uses traditional BBQ sauce ingredients in addition to rich whiskey and succulent fresh peaches to elevate any meal.
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Whiskey peach bbq sauce

Flavorful Cuban Mojo Marinade

This citrusy Cuban Mojo Marinade is the key to adding immense flavor to meats like pork or chicken that will soak up all the garlic, citrus, and oregano flavors as they cook.
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Cuban mojo marinade

Best Ever Meat Marinade

This best ever meat marinade is so good it will take your grilling to another level. Add it to chicken, beef, or anything you're grilling.
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Meat marinade

How to Brine A Chicken For Smoking

If you're wondering how to brine a chicken for smoking, this recipe will help you prepare your chicken to make sure it's juicy and flavorful.
Brine ingredients in a pot

Best Chicken Wing Brine

The Best Chicken Wing Brine is a simple solution made up of water, salt, sugar, and soy sauce that will help improve the texture, flavor, and moisture of your chicken wings.
Chicken wings

Bang Bang Sauce

This creamy bang bang sauce is the perfect blend of spicy, tangy, and sweet.
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Bang bang sauce

Cilantro Lime Sauce for Fish Tacos

This tasty Cilantro Lime Sauce for Fish Tacos is herbaceous and zesty, adding just the right amount of flavor and kick to your fish tacos.
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Cilantro lime sauce for fish tacos

How to Make Yum Yum Sauce (the Easy Way)

This Yum Yum Sauce will lead you to dip, dunk, and douse everything you eat from now on, it’s just THAT good.
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How to make yum yum sauce (the easy way)

Homemade BBQ Ranch Dressing

This homemade BBQ Ranch Dressing, made with mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, sour cream, and herbs, is a great way to add some sweet BBQ flavor to your salad or dip for your veggies.
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Bbq ranch dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

This Honey Mustard Dressing is reminiscent of steakhouse honey mustard dressing. It’s great on a salad, but thick enough for a dip.
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Honey mustard

Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

This Blue Cheese Dressing is simple to make and super tasty on a salad or with chicken wings.
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Blue cheese

Easy Green Goddess Dressing

This Panera copycat Green Goddess Dressing is the perfect way to use up the extra herbs you have in the fridge or garden.
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Green goddess dressing

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should dry rub sit?

For maximum flavor absorption, let the dry rub rest on the meat for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator before cooking. The longer it rests, the more intense the flavors become.

How do you get a dry rub to stick?

If you sprinkle the dry rub onto the meat and let it sit for a few minutes, it will stick on its own by absorbing into the natural juices in the meat. There’s no need to add olive oil before adding the rub if you just let it sit for a few minutes.

How long should I marinade meat before grilling?

Allow the meat to marinade for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. I actually really prefer to leave it over night, but it’s not necessary, if you’re short on time.


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