Blackstone griddles have quickly become one of the most popular indoor and outdoor cooking surfaces, with their high level of versatility, grill-like performance, durability, and how easy it is to make delicious food when you’re working on a griddle. 

There are a lot of reasons to get a Blackstone, but as any good cook already knows, the tools you use often aren’t as important as the ingredients you’re working with. 

One of the best ways to add flavor, variety, as well as a decadent-looking finish to your foods, is to use a delicious sauce. 

Here are some of the best sauces for cooking on a Blackstone. Of course, a lot of these sauces work just as well on a traditional grill, or even on a stovetop or an oven. Pairing these sauces with the best cooking methods on your Blackstone is sure to create something special, but you can also incorporate these sauces to other dishes in your cooking repertoire. 

The Best Grilling Sauces For Your Blackstone

We’re mostly focusing on using your Blackstone as a griddle top grill, though some of these sauces work for other cooking styles as well. We’ll also talk a bit about how each sauce interacts with your Blackstone when you’re cooking, and the kinds of flavor you can expect from those sauces. 

Of course, we’ll also make some recommendations for when each sauce works best too. That way you’re fully prepared to make the best use of your Blackstone Griddle. 

Stubbs bbq sitting on shelf
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BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce is a given on any list like this. The brown sugar sweetness and vinegar tang of a good BBQ sauce are hard to replace, especially if you’re adding it as a final layer of flavor on already seasoned foods. 

BBQ sauce comes in a lot of different forms and flavors, so you can either make your own or find a brand recipe that tastes good to you. 

Remember that BBQ sauce tends to caramelize when it’s on a Blackstone griddle, or on a grill. So, it will taste both smokier and sweeter on your finished food than it does fresh from the bottle. 

If you want to really take advantage of the high-heat cooking style of your Blackstone Griddle, we’d recommend looking for a fruit BBQ sauce. Both peach and raspberry barbeque sauces are pretty common. Raspberry sauces work well if you want a smokey savory flavor, and can work to bring out spicy notes in your cooking. When caramelized well, these sauces enhance the umami of your protein, with a perfectly balanced tangy sweetness. 

Spicy Peach Honey sauce sitting on the counter

Peach BBQ sauces on the other hand tend to be sweeter and work well for people who don’t want a ton of spice heat in their BBQ. The peach flavors mellow to an almost honey-like flavor when caramelized. The more peach flavor the sweeter the BBQ sauce is likely to be, but, unlike honey BBQ sauces, or some other sweeter varieties, peach BBQ sauce doesn’t burn any faster than other types of BBQ sauce. That means you can still get the perfect caramelization and sear. 

Honey Dijon Mustard on shelf

Honey-Dijon Sauce

Honey Dijon mustard sauces are some of the most versatile sauces in cooking. The strong flavor of Dijon mustard is mellowed and balanced by the addition of honey and can complement many kinds of seasoning. 

This sauce works well on both white and red meat, but it tends to enhance the flavor of chicken and pork more than red meats like beef or venison. 

Speaking of chicken recipes, here are some of the best chicken recipes you can make on a Blackstone. 

You can also use honey Dijon sauces sparingly with seafood, but the mustard flavor can be a little too strong for the delicate flavor of most fish and shellfish. Not to mention that the bright color of the mustard can make it harder to see the more subtle changes in color and texture that tells an experienced cook when seafood is ready. 

This is one sauce you can get from the store, but we’d really recommend making your own. That way you can customize what mustard you use, how much honey you add, and any other ingredients to make a truly unique sauce that’s perfectly suited to your tastes. 

Here’s a great honey mustard recipe from the recipe critic if you are looking for a good recipe.

Thai Peanut Sauce

You might not think of Thai peanut sauces immediately when you think of a Blackstone griddle, but the high heat and direct cooking style are actually perfect for this sauce. 

Peanut sauces range in flavor from delicately spiced, savory, and sweet, to bold spices, capsaicin kick, and strong peanut flavor. Both versions of this sauce work well on the Blackstone. Sweeter versions caramelize, bringing out more complex flavors, while the more boldly flavored versions tend to get a little smokier, bringing out the heat and complexity of the spices. 

The trick with this sauce is to add it several times throughout cooking so the flavor fully penetrates whatever you’re cooking. 

This sauce is particularly good on chicken and grilling vegetables like zucchini, carrots, and eggplant. You can also use this to grill with vegetarian protein options like tofu or seitan since it can help them get a crisp exterior and a flavorful and creamy interior. 

You can buy this at the store, but here is a good homemade thai peanut sauce recipe from Fox and Briar.

Thai sweet chili sauce

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

If peanuts aren’t your thing, don’t worry too much. There are plenty of other Thai sauces that work incredibly well on a Blackstone. Thai Sweet Chili sauce is one of the most versatile sauces out there, perfect for chicken, pork, seafood, and yes, even red meats like beef and venison. 

This sauce tends to take on more of the flavors of what it’s cooked with than some of the others, which can make it a subtle option. 

But that subtleness actually increases the versatility, since you can use a little Thai sweet chili sauce early in cooking, and then finish with a different sauce if you prefer. On its own, Thai sweet chili sauce also works well on vegetables, and can add a delightful hint of spice to grilled peaches, pineapples, and other fruits. 

If you are looking for a homemade version, here’s a good recipe.

Ponzu-Ginger Sauce

Ponzu is a little less well-known in Western cooking than soy sauce, but the flavor is very similar, as is its versatility. The main difference is that ponzu is infused with citrus flavors, though the exact citrus, and how strong it is, can vary from brand to brand and recipe to recipe. 

Just like orange and ginger are a fantastic combination, ponzu and ginger bring a lovely salty tang to most foods. 

Ponzu-Ginger can be made at home with just a little grated ginger, some ponzu, and honey or sugar to help thicken and sweeten the sauce. Of course, you can also add oyster sauce for added umami, or other spices to increase the complexity of the finished sauce. Mix in a little cornstarch to thicken it if your sauce tastes right but feels too thin. 

This sauce works well basted on your grilled items throughout cooking and can even be used as a pre-griddle marinade. 

Here’s as nice recipe from food network.


Chimichurri is one of the best sauces for serving steak, but did you know that this sauce is also an excellent option for cooking on the griddle, and can be added to your meal throughout cooking to enhance the flavor of your dish. 

This is one sauce that you’re pretty much always going to want to make at home for yourself, rather than getting from the store. Chimichurri is best just a few hours after you make it. 

The good news is that chimichurri is incredibly simple. You can use an olive oil base, or canola or peanut oil if you want a more neutral taste. From there, add parsley, cilantro, or other green leafy herbs, garlic, and fresh diced chilies, or chili flakes. Let the herbs and spices marinate in just enough oil to cover and combine, and stir just before serving or adding to your meal. 

Here’s a great chimichurri recipe from Bon Appetit.

Coating your proteins and vegetables in chimichurri before putting them on your Blackstone can help add a ton of flavor. Just remember to reserve some of the chimichurri sauce for dipping later! 

Not sure how to use Chimichurri? When using some of the best Blackstone recipes out there, you’ll be surprised how many work well with something simple but delicious like chimichurri. 

Compound Butter Sauce

The last sauce on this list is one of the most versatile, though this is another sauce that you should make at home if you can. 

Compound butter sauce refers to any butter that has been mixed with herbs and spices or other ingredients to get its flavor. 

You can add things like basil, rosemary, garlic, and more to your butter, and then use it to create more flavor in just about any meal. It works particularly well on a Blackstone griddle since the high heat browns the butter and develops the flavor quickly, toasting the herbs before they can wilt and lose their flavor. 

This is also an incredibly versatile sauce. You can even make sweet versions by mixing in a little honey or sugar along with flavoring like vanilla or even rose or lavender petals. 

Better yet, since compound butters freeze well, you can make as many different versions of this sauce as you want, freeze them in smaller servings, and get the butter out whenever you need it. 

Making something simple? You’ll be surprised by how much difference it makes to use a compound butter even for things like scrambled eggs. Once you taste the difference, you’ll never want to go back! 

If you’ve never made compound butter before here is a how-to guide.

Want even more recipe inspiration? Here is a list of some of the best grill recipes you can try on your Blackstone. 

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  1. Please try hoosier daddy barbaque sauce,there’s sweet n sassy,smoke house touch of lime, and ghost roast,they are all really good. Please try !!