Get easy recipes for rubs, sauces, and toppings that add oomph to any meal.

By Real Simple
Updated May 11, 2006
Anna Williams

Whether you add them before you cook your meat (or fish) or spoon them on after, flavorful rubs and sauces can make a good dish a great one. The recipes below are impressive enough for full-blown barbecues yet easy enough for midweek meals.