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25 Delicious Sauces You’ll Want To Drizzle Over Every Dish

High five if your favorite food is sauce.

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1. A barbecue sauce that'll have people cueing up for your pulled pork.

Promising review: "You can't have ribs or pulled pork without this sauce! It makes the meat amazing... It's sweet and tangy and caramelized, it's amazing." —FelkyGet an 18-ounce bottle from Walmart for $1.88 or a 40-ounce bottle from Jet for $3.48.
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Promising review: "You can't have ribs or pulled pork without this sauce! It makes the meat amazing... It's sweet and tangy and caramelized, it's amazing." —Felky

Get an 18-ounce bottle from Walmart for $1.88 or a 40-ounce bottle from Jet for $3.48.

2. A green habanero hot sauce to spice up any dish, from fried eggs to salads.

Promising review: "I have tasted hundreds of hot sauces over a decade and when I found this brand, I was hooked. It is the right blend of extreme-hot and tangy, everything tastes good with it — soups, mashed potatoes, pork chops, tacos, etc." —tutatkamanGet it from Walmart for $1.84.
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Promising review: "I have tasted hundreds of hot sauces over a decade and when I found this brand, I was hooked. It is the right blend of extreme-hot and tangy, everything tastes good with it — soups, mashed potatoes, pork chops, tacos, etc." —tutatkaman

Get it from Walmart for $1.84.

3. A rich chocolate sauce for whipping up decadent ice cream sundaes.

Promising review: "This tastes like chocolate. It's not some chemical equivalent. Well worth the extra few cents." —tsg1000Get it from Walmart for $3.97.
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Promising review: "This tastes like chocolate. It's not some chemical equivalent. Well worth the extra few cents." —tsg1000

Get it from Walmart for $3.97.

4. A sweet chili sauce so you can take your grilled chicken wings to the next level.

Promising review: "This sauce is amazing. I use it on bacon-wrapped shrimp. You could use it on chicken strips, pot stickers, stir-fry food — let your imagination go wild." —DaisyGet it from Walmart for $1.96.
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Promising review: "This sauce is amazing. I use it on bacon-wrapped shrimp. You could use it on chicken strips, pot stickers, stir-fry food — let your imagination go wild." —Daisy

Get it from Walmart for $1.96.

5. A premium oyster sauce that'll impart savory goodness to your veggie stir-fry.

Promising review: "This is the premium version with more oyster sauce flavor compared to the panda version. Buy this one!" —MuiMuiGet it from Walmart for $8.58 or Jet for $9.68.
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Promising review: "This is the premium version with more oyster sauce flavor compared to the panda version. Buy this one!" —MuiMui

Get it from Walmart for $8.58 or Jet for $9.68.

6. A peanut sauce to make the perfect topping for your homemade chicken satay.

Promising review: "Tastes just like the restaurant version you would get with takeout, but now I can use it with all of my at-home creations. Goes really well with chicken, rice, and even noodles. Can't wait to share with dinner guests." —JillGet it from Jet for $3.99.
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Promising review: "Tastes just like the restaurant version you would get with takeout, but now I can use it with all of my at-home creations. Goes really well with chicken, rice, and even noodles. Can't wait to share with dinner guests." —Jill

Get it from Jet for $3.99.

7. A Worcestershire sauce for adding an extra punch to Bloody Marys, burger mixes, buffalo wings, and shepherd's pie.

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Promising review: "Definitely the best Worcestershire sauce on the market. It has a very unique flavor that can not be duplicated by the store brands. I use it in my homemade BBQ sauce, and it really does add just the right flavor to make it our family favorite!" —Jean

Get it from Walmart for $4.48.

8. A classic cayenne pepper-based hot sauce — it'll make any party food (guac, wings, pizza) taste even better.

Promising review: "I use Frank's Red Hot sauce on just about everything, meats vegetables, potatoes, and eggs. It has just the right amount of heat combined with flavor. Most of the other brands are just plain hot, no flavor." —TVsalesguyGet a 23-ounce bottle from Walmart for $4.48 or a 12-ounce bottle from Jet for $3.13.
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Promising review: "I use Frank's Red Hot sauce on just about everything, meats vegetables, potatoes, and eggs. It has just the right amount of heat combined with flavor. Most of the other brands are just plain hot, no flavor." —TVsalesguy

Get a 23-ounce bottle from Walmart for $4.48 or a 12-ounce bottle from Jet for $3.13.

9. An all-natural marinara sauce that won't need additional ingredients to shine.

Promising review: "This sauce is so tasty. Very fresh with no added anything other than natural ingredients. I buy it a half dozen at a time. Received a jar with a specialty gift basket, and I was hooked." —Dolly222Get it from Jet for $5.90. Or, get the low-sodium version from Walmart for $5.88.
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Promising review: "This sauce is so tasty. Very fresh with no added anything other than natural ingredients. I buy it a half dozen at a time. Received a jar with a specialty gift basket, and I was hooked." —Dolly222

Get it from Jet for $5.90. Or, get the low-sodium version from Walmart for $5.88.

10. A sriracha sauce — a unicorn chili sauce that goes well with pretty much everything.

Promising review: "Not too hot to eat and has a wonderful flavor. Really brings out the flavor of the food and blends well with many foods. I used to eat Texas Pete Hotter and thought that couldn't be beaten until I tried this (actually by accident), and now I wish I had been eating this all along. I honestly think you could eat a piece of cardboard with this stuff on it and it would taste good. Try it once and you'll be eating it forever, really it's that good." —GoodolerobGet it from Walmart or Jet for $3.48.
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Promising review: "Not too hot to eat and has a wonderful flavor. Really brings out the flavor of the food and blends well with many foods. I used to eat Texas Pete Hotter and thought that couldn't be beaten until I tried this (actually by accident), and now I wish I had been eating this all along. I honestly think you could eat a piece of cardboard with this stuff on it and it would taste good. Try it once and you'll be eating it forever, really it's that good." —Goodolerob

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $3.48.

11. A sesame paste for making tahini sauce, hummus, baba ganoush, and falafel sauce from scratch.

Get it from Walmart for $11.89.
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Get it from Walmart for $11.89.

12. A bulgogi sauce so you can recreate your fave Korean BBQ dishes at home.

Promising review: "Love this sauce for beef and/or chicken. Delicious flavor! Use it in the crockpot, as a marinade, or topper on BBQ! —Barbara KGet it from Jet for $3.99.
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Promising review: "Love this sauce for beef and/or chicken. Delicious flavor! Use it in the crockpot, as a marinade, or topper on BBQ! —Barbara K

Get it from Jet for $3.99.

13. A hoisin sauce that's usually paired with Peking duck but can also be used as a dip, marinade, or barbecue/stiry-fry sauce.

Promising review: "If you like hoisin sauce, this brand is awesome, especially on spring rolls." —AliciawGet it from Walmart for $3.47.
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Promising review: "If you like hoisin sauce, this brand is awesome, especially on spring rolls." —Aliciaw

Get it from Walmart for $3.47.

14. A fermented hot chili paste (aka gochujang) with a slightly sweet flavor to top off your bibimbap with.

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $6.15.
Jet

Get it from Walmart or Jet for $6.15.

15. A fish sauce — an essential ingredient in recipes for Thai curries and papaya salad, as well as a tasty dipping sauce for spring and summer rolls.

Get it from Walmart for $2.42.
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Get it from Walmart for $2.42.

16. A thick and hearty steak sauce so good, it's become an adjective.

Get it from Walmart for $2.98.
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Get it from Walmart for $2.98.

17. Or, a steak sauce by Heinz that's basically a spicier sibling of the brand's famous ketchup.

Promising review: "Heinz is favorite in our house to add flavor to steak, pork and, believe it or not, baked potatoes." —ImafigGet it from Walmart for $3.84.
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Promising review: "Heinz is favorite in our house to add flavor to steak, pork and, believe it or not, baked potatoes." —Imafig

Get it from Walmart for $3.84.

18. An organic teriyaki sauce, if you're looking for the perfect balance of savory and sweet flavors.

Promising review: "This is some fantastic teriyaki sauce. I've made stir-fry with it several times this week, and my fiance and I are in love. The problem with most teriyaki sauce (and the reason I avoid them and usually just opt to use soy sauce and rice wine) is that they are way too thick and sticky. This causes issues with cooking, and the consistency isn't really desirable. This sauce, however, is much cleaner tasting, thin, and gives just the right amount of kick. Stir this up with some veggies and your favorite protein like chicken, and you're in for some bangin' stir-fry." —Nash Get it from Jet for $3.99.
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Promising review: "This is some fantastic teriyaki sauce. I've made stir-fry with it several times this week, and my fiance and I are in love. The problem with most teriyaki sauce (and the reason I avoid them and usually just opt to use soy sauce and rice wine) is that they are way too thick and sticky. This causes issues with cooking, and the consistency isn't really desirable. This sauce, however, is much cleaner tasting, thin, and gives just the right amount of kick. Stir this up with some veggies and your favorite protein like chicken, and you're in for some bangin' stir-fry." —Nash

Get it from Jet for $3.99.

19. An award-winning gourmet hot sauce you'll want to keep in your pantry at all times.

Get it from Jet for $14.95 (available in Scotch Bonnet & Ginger, Jalapeño Tequila & Lime, and Red Habanero & Black Coffee).

20. A sweet soy sauce (aka kecap manis) with a thicker consistency and bolder flavor than regular soy sauce.

Get it from Walmart for $13.99.
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Get it from Walmart for $13.99.

21. A Tonkatsu sauce that's a match made in heaven with deep-fried pork cutlets.

Get it from Walmart for $8.49.
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Get it from Walmart for $8.49.

22. A spicy sauce appropriately named "Tiger Sauce" because it bites (in addition to being sweet and sour).

Promising review: "I have used this product for several years as a condiment and as seasoning in my cooking. It's my secret ingredient for adding flavor and spice to meats and one-dish meals such as chili beans. It's also great on seafood and poultry. Everybody in my family loves it." —TigersauceGet it from Walmart for $1.92.
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Promising review: "I have used this product for several years as a condiment and as seasoning in my cooking. It's my secret ingredient for adding flavor and spice to meats and one-dish meals such as chili beans. It's also great on seafood and poultry. Everybody in my family loves it." —Tigersauce

Get it from Walmart for $1.92.

23. A mild harissa sauce you can dip some bread in and just eat on its own. You could also add it to stews, roasted veggies, eggs, and more.

Get a two-pack from Jet for $14.50.
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Get a two-pack from Jet for $14.50.

24. A super spicy jerk sauce sourced from Walkerswood, Jamaica that any heat-lover would enjoy.

Promising review: "Best jerk seasoning I have ever used. Awesome aroma and flavor." —Brian LGet it from Walmart for $3.82 or Jet for $4.07.
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Promising review: "Best jerk seasoning I have ever used. Awesome aroma and flavor." —Brian L

Get it from Walmart for $3.82 or Jet for $4.07.

25. A creamy alfredo sauce for an easy way to make fettuccini that can rival your fave restaurant.

Promising review: "My brother made some fettuccini and used this sauce, and it is excellent! He is pretty well informed about food products and says this is the best there is! Good price, great sauce. You won't be disappointed!!!" —jerems82Get it from Walmart for $2.12.
Walmart

Promising review: "My brother made some fettuccini and used this sauce, and it is excellent! He is pretty well informed about food products and says this is the best there is! Good price, great sauce. You won't be disappointed!!!" —jerems82

Get it from Walmart for $2.12.

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