The One Barbecue Sauce Bobby Flay Can't Stop Using

World-renowned chef and Food Network star Bobby Flay has a "secret weapon" in the kitchen — and no, it's not a freshly sharpened butcher knife. The big secret? The chef doesn't always make barbecue sauce from scratch. 

According to People, while giving a tour of his pantry in January 2022, Flay shouted out his favorite brand of barbecue sauce — and it's widely available to everyone from novice cooks to Flay's fellow professional chefs.

It might be shocking that the chef doesn't always make homemade sauce, as he's known for his grilling skills and has hosted a variety of barbecue-related TV shows. While Flay has shared his famous barbecue sauce recipe with the masses, he doesn't use it every time he fires up the grill. In fact, Flay's favorite store-bought barbecue sauce graces supermarket shelves across the country, which means that anyone can dress up their favorite burger just like he does.

Bobby Flay's favorite barbecue sauce is on store shelves

What exactly is Bobby Flay's "secret sauce?" The chef favors Bone Suckin' Sauce (per People), which can be found in most supermarkets. The brand — which started when a real estate appraiser tried to recreate his mother's North Carolina barbecue sauce recipe — boasts a variety of barbecue sauces in hot and sweet styles, as well as mustards, wing sauces, yaki, and seasonings and rubs for both steak and chicken.

Fans of classic barbecue sauce can savor the original Bone Suckin' Sauce on sandwiches and burgers, while adventurous eaters can stock up on Hiccuppin' Hot habanero sauce to dress up their barbecue dishes right after they come off the grill. 

If you just can't get enough of Bobby Flay's favorite grill day companion, Bone Suckin' Sauce even has 150-ounce jugs of some of its most popular sauces. And every Bone Suckin' Sauce is gluten-free and kosher, making it a solid option for anyone who loves to sauce up their favorite barbecue recipes.

Bobby Flay's burger recipe also shouts out Bone Suckin' Sauce.

Although the Bone Suckin' brand has plenty of recipes on hand for its sauce, Bobby Flay's Food Network burger recipe prominently shouts out Bone Suckin' Sauce, too. 

The recipe features homemade coleslaw, a spice rub with ancho chile powder, paprika, cumin, and a variety of other spices, American cheese, and jalapeños. It also calls for a "½ cup store-bought barbecue sauce, such as Spicy Bone' Suckin' sauce." The sauce is split up between the top and bottom buns, with about two tablespoons on each. But if you love Bone Suckin' Sauce as much as Flay does, you can always use more. 

Although the recipe, which takes 25 minutes from start to finish, says that you can just as easily use homemade barbecue sauce or another store-bought sauce, why not use Flay's preferred brand? His clear devotion to Bone Suckin' Sauce proves that it's a delicious addition to a freshly grilled burger.