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No party? No problem. These barbecue sauces will add zing to any backyard grilling you might be doing this weekend.

Hugh Garvey  – June 30, 2020 | Updated July 2, 2020

If you’re sitting out any big Fourth of July gatherings that might be happening this year (we know we are!), you’re going to have a little more time to dial in your backyard (or patio, or stove-top) barbecue. Which is why we’re sharing a few of our all time favorite sauces worth making at home. Yes, you could buy some store-bought sauce, but it’s likely going to be a little too sugary, and it definitely will not have the zip and zing of fresh garlic, freshly ground spices, and, most of all, the loving hand of a home cook grateful to be cooking safe and sound at home with their family. Here are five amazing sauces (and recipes to go along with them). But this being quarantine, don’t feel you need to use these sauces on the proteins and preparations they’re paired with here: They’re all interchangeable and can be used on burgers, chicken, tofu, beans, or whatever else you want to get saucy with on this fine holiday.

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