19 Irresistible Recipes That Use Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce is arguably one of the South's favorite condiments, and there is hardly an occasion where this staple isn't welcome on the table. When it comes to the condiment, there are endless flavor profiles to satisfy your tastebuds. If you fancy a traditional ketchup-based sauce, you're in Kansas City territory. Or perhaps you lean towards the tang of a North Carolina vinegar base or prefer a spicy South Carolina mustard-based sauce. Given Southern Living's Birmingham headquarters, we'll admit a particular fondness for Alabama white sauce. But regardless of which type of barbecue sauce you claim as your favorite, we can all agree that barbecue should probably be its own food group—and that it's a key ingredient in many of our go-to recipes. So whether you're reaching for a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's or whipping up a homemade batch of your preferred regional flavor, we've rounded up some of our favorite recipes that let barbecue sauce shine.