What’s for Dinner: BBQ Pork Ribs

Several years ago I found a terrific BBQ Pork Rib recipe on-line. They were delicious. Better than any ribs I’d ever had in a restaurant. Then I lost the recipe in a move to a new house, and despite many searches since, can not find the same recipe on-line. So I’ve been trying to replicate it from memory for a while now. This last attempt came pretty close.

BBQ Pork Rib Recipe

Rack of St. Louis Style Pork Ribs

29 Oz. can Tomato Sauce

4 Tbs Honey

2 Tbs Brown Sugar

2 Tbs Chili Sauce

1 Tbs A 1 Steak Sauce

1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce

2 Tbs Dijon Mustard

1/2 of large Onion, 1/4 finely chopped, 1/4 coarsely chopped

2 Stalks of Celery

4 Cloves of Garlic,  2 Chopped, 2 Pressed

1 tsp Black Pepper

1 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar, divided

2 tsp Liquid Smoke

1 tsp Celery Seed

In a large stock pot bring to boil enough water to cover ribs. Add the celery stalks, coarsely chopped onion and chopped garlic. Add ribs. Par-boil one hour. Remove ribs from water. Reserve 3/4 a cup of the broth.

While ribs boil, prepare BBQ sauce. In a large sauce pan mix together tomato sauce, honey, brown sugar, chili sauce, A 1, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, finely chopped onion, pressed garlic, pepper, salt, 1/4 cup of vinegar, and liquid smoke. Bring to boil and simmer until slightly thickened.

Place par-boiled ribs in a large plastic bag or plastic storage container.  Measure one cup of BBQ sauce and add 3/4 a cup of the broth, 1/4 a cup of vinegar and a tsp of celery seed. Stir together and pour over ribs. Marinate 6 hours or over night. Remove ribs from marinade. Discard marinade.

Grill ribs over indirect heat for one hour. Turn every 15 minutes. After the third and fourth turn, coat the top side of the ribs with some of the remaining BBQ sauce. Serve the rest of the sauce warm, on the side with the finished ribs. 

I know the sauce has everything in it but the kitchen sink. I just kept adding ingredients that I knew are used in BBQ sauce until I got the right flavor. This makes a sweet, but tangy sauce.

Got any good Rib recipes? I’d love to try it. Leave a comment and share it with me.



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One Response to “What’s for Dinner: BBQ Pork Ribs”

  1. misty Says:

    they sound great and messy. like a summer dinner should be!

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