Zesty BBQ Ribs

Zesty BBQ Ribs

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Homemade barbecue sauce is easier than you think! This tangy and spicy sauce will wow your family and take your barbecue ribs to the next level of deliciousness.

15 mins. to Prepare

245 mins. Cooking Time

60 mins. Standing Time standing

320 mins. Total

Servings: 8

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rack inside large roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet.

Step 2 of 14

USING knife, remove membranes from bone side of ribs (this step is very important for tender ribs).

PAT ribs dry with paper towel; place on rack with meat side up.

COMBINE sugar, coffee granules, salt, garlic powder, coriander, pepper and cocoa in coffee or spice grinder; cover. Process until smooth.

LIGHTLY rub ribs with oil.

Step 6 of 14

SPRINKLE with rub mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere to the ribs. Let stand at room temperature for no more than 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 250° F.

Step 8 of 14

POUR beer into bottom of roasting pan.

COVER pan with foil; bake for 4 to 5 hours (this will be long enough for the meat to be very tender, but not falling off the bones).

PREPARE sauce during the last 30 minutes of baking.

PREHEAT grill. Grill ribs over medium flame, turning once, for 5 minutes. Brush with sauce during grilling. Let ribs rest for 10 minutes before serving.

oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook for about 3 minutes or until tender. Add ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and bouillon. Stir until sugar and bouillon are dissolved.

Step 13 of 14

STIR in mustard, chili powder and adobo sauce. Cover; cook for 30 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it simmers.

Double or triple the spice rub and store in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place. It will remain fresh for up to 1 month. Use 2 to 3 teaspoons rub per pound of meat. Rub is also great on pork chops, pork tenderloin, skinless chicken breasts and salmon fillets!

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8
Calories from Fat210
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g36%
Saturated Fat 7g34%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1900mg79%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Dietary Fiber 1g5%
Sugars 34g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A15%
Vitamin C20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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