The Best BBQ Rib Sauce Recipes

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BBQ Spareribs

 

Okay, are you ready for what I think are the best BBQ Rib Sauce recipes around?  It took me a long time before I really mastered the art of barbecuing ribs.  Chicken and my favorite pork shoulder are so much easier.  I probably ruined more ribs learning than I’ve grilled correctly over the years.

 

For me, having the right BBQ rib sauce is vitally important.  Even though I’m a fan of the sweeter sauces, it’s nice to rotate out and try different sauces on your bbq ribs.  So, I’ve included a number of the more popular bbq rib sauce recipes for you to try.

 

If you are looking for all the secrets to properly slow cook your ribs, then check out my article on BBQing Baby Back Ribs.

 

Jack Daniel’s Rib Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and mix well.
  2. Simmer for about 20 minutes and then allow to cool.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you make it a few days in advance the flavors will have more time to blend together which makes for a better sauce.

 

Mango Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 6 plum tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 red onion slices 1/4″ thick
  • 2 poblano chili peppers
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander

Directions:

  1. Brush the oil over the tomatoes, chili peppers and onion slices and grill them on high heat, lid up, until they have good grill marks and have started to soften.
  2. Remove them from the grill and chop coarsely.
  3. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and chop until chunky.
  4. Remove half of the sauce and continue blending until smooth.
  5. Pour smooth sauce over meat and marinade for at least one hour.
  6. Refrigerate chunky sauce. Baste meat with smooth sauce while grilling. Serve with chunky sauce.

 

And finally, for those of you that like a mustard bbq rib sauce, I’ve included a Mustard and Beer based glaze for you to try.

 

Mustard and Beer BBQ Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 oz can flat beer
  • 4 cups prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a plastic bowl and store in an air tight jar in the refrigerator.
  2. This barbecue rib sauce will keep for several months.
  3. You can replace beer with lemon juice or liquor if you like.
  4. You can also use the Dijon style mustard for the American mustard.
  5. When you are ready to use, simply mop the mustard sauce on the meat or chicken and then put your favorite spice rub on. Grill or smoke for best flavor.
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