Homemade BBQ Sauces for Grilled Ribs

Homemade BBQ Sauces for Grilled Ribs

This shop about a great Father’s Day Gift Idea of Homemade BBQ sauce for Ribs has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HogWildThrowdown #CollectiveBias

When did Dads get the “Grill Master” title? I know I do about 60% of the grilling at our house, especially during the week when dad is not around to help. I know my husband likes it when we entertain and grilling is on the menu.

He always seems to find one other dad to stand outside with him to escape the other duties in the house. (Assuming it is not raining).

So why not make a batch of homemade BBQ sauce to slather on these super easy ribs recipe. Ribs can be intimidating to make, at least I thought so before I knew you could bake them ahead of time,  then when you are ready to serve, plop them on the grill for the final steps.

Ribs are now something we don’t have to order out anymore. What is great about this rib recipe is that you can bring them along to picnics or even camping since they are pre baked and finished off on-site.

Don’t forget to take along a bottle of this Homemade BBQ Sauce for ribs labeled for the perfect Father’s Day Gift. 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

Did you know there are several different types of Ribs? I had no idea until I brought the wrong kind home for my husband to cook the first time we ever made them at home. The folks at Smithfield are known for their pork products.

 

Homemade BBQ Sauce for Grilled Ribs

They make several varieties including the Extra Tender Back Ribs we used in this recipe. Smithfield Ribs are not filled with added hormones or steroids and they are hand-trimmed making them extra tender and juicy.

No matter your level of expertise, you can grill great ribs that everyone will enjoy. 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

 

How to Prep Your Ribs

I like to prep my ribs by peeling back the lining on the back of the ribs. They just come off the bone so much easier. 

What SPICES are in BBQ Sauce? 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

 

Our homemade BBQ Sauce is tomato-based and full of spices and cooked quickly on the stovetop before you start to bake your ribs. 

 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

 

We bottled up our batch and made these fun stickers to give as a gift this Father’s Day. Edible gifts the whole family will enjoy are the perfect Father’s Day Gifts. 

 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

How to Make Ribs

After the ribs bake for 2 hours, you can allow them to cool and place in the fridge or bring them outside to finish off on the grill for immediate consumption. 

 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

I think I need a table out by the fire pit for future grilling moments! 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

Carefully place your ribs on the grill after the coals have turned grey. 

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Slather on some more of your homemade BBQ sauce for Ribs and flip. 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

Get both sides lathered up with your BBQ sauce.

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

 

I think they are done. Just the right amount of sauce and gilled crispiness. I am not sure the kids can wait any longer. 

 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

 

These ribs were so tender they were falling off the bone. Want a bite? 

 

HOW TO SMOKE RIBS?

Learn more about smoked ribs? 

 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe

 
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Have I convinced you to go to Walmart and pick up some Smithfield Ribs? No matter how experienced a grill master you might be you can enter the Hog Wild Smithfield Throwdown Contest. 

homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on these super easy Grilled ribs recipe
HERE IS A GREAT BBQ RECIPE TO MAKE IN BULK:

You may be going off to a BBQ this holiday weekend or just entertaining your family at home. Instead of buying the bottled stuff at the supermarket why not try this vinegar-based sauce. The recipe makes a ton 2 qts so you can easily halve it.

 
My daughter (8 yrs old)  made a batch of this sauce for a father’s day gift. We made a label on the computer and just glued it onto the jar. Add a topper and you have yourself a great hostess gift. Make sure you tell them it lasts in the fridge for 1 month.
 
 

I simply tried it over chicken but I am sure it would be great with a pork tenderloin in the crockpot for pulled pork sandwiches. Very tasty and you can add any other ingredients to make it your own. Most of these ingredients you will already have in your pantry.

So surprise your friends, family members or even favorite teachers with this personalized jar of BBQ Sauce.

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE Ingredients

  • 1 quart apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (20 ounce) bottle ketchup
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 pound dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
 
Directions

In a large container, mix together the apple cider vinegar, ketchup, paprika, brown sugar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. Pour into an empty vinegar bottle, ketchup bottle or other container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Recipe adapted from Dave’s Savory BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce and Grilled Ribs Recipe 

Homemade BBQ Sauce and Grilled ribs

Homemade BBQ Sauce and Grilled ribs

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Homemade BBQ Sauce and Grilled ribs is the perfect summer grilling recipe.  Make ahead and grill the ribs before serving. 

Ingredients

  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 8 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 slabs of Smithfield Extra Tender Back Ribs

Instructions

  1. For Sauce
  2. Simmer all the ingredients in a large saucepan on low heat for 45-60 minutes. Until the sauce thickens.
  3. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.
  4. FOR RIBS
  5. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place several sheets of aluminum foil on a cookie sheet. Place the ribs meat side up on top.
  6. Season with 2 tsp Salt and 1 tsp Pepper
  7. Spread a generous amount of BBQ sauce on the ribs. Cover loosely with foil.
  8. Bake 1 3/4 to 2 hours hours
  9. Spread more BBQ sauce on top.
  10. Grill for 5 minutes per side, watching carefully not to burn. Grill first Rib side down then meat side down.
  11. Cover with Aluminum foil and rest for 10 minutes
  12. Put on a serving platter and serve with additional sauce
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 152Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 9mgSodium 809mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 21gProtein 5g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

What type of BBQ Sauce do you like to eat with ribs?

9 Comments

  1. Yum – pinning this to try for my family. My husband will love it! 🙂

  2. Definitely a recipe to try out when I grill this summer. Learning how to make BBQ sauces is something I really want to do this summer.

  3. Now I know what kind of ribs would I get from the supermarket. One of the best thing having a bbq is the tenderness and also, a perfect sauce!

  4. This sounds like one delicious BBQ sauce! I’m thinking we need to get a batch ready and invite some friends over for ribs this weekend! Thanks for sharing! #client

  5. We are grilling out this weekend. David does man the grill, though. I’ll see if he’d like to add this to his menu. I bet that sauce would be good on grilled fish, too

  6. Nothing beats a good homemade bbq sauce. I know my hubby would be thrilled with some bbq ribs for Father’s Day!

  7. These look amazing! One of my goals this summer is to learn how to BBQ. I’m definitely going to have to give these a try when I get the hang of it.

    Nellwyn | http://www.thecardinalpress.com

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