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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.

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  • Servings: 8


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  • Step 1 of 14

    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).

  • Step 3 of 14

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

  • Step 4 of 14

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

  • Step 5 of 14

    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.

  • Step 7 of 14

    PREHEAT oven to 250° F.

  • Step 8 of 14

    POUR beer into bottom of roasting pan.

  • Step 9 of 14

    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).

  • Step 10 of 14

    PREPARE sauce during the last 30 minutes of baking.

  • Step 11 of 14

    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.

  • Step 12 of 14

    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.

  • Step 14 of 14

    TIP: 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!

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 8
Calories 570
Calories from Fat 210
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 1900mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars 34g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 8%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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