- 4 pounds pork baby back ribs, cut into serving-size pieces
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- BARBECUE SAUCE:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 325°. Rub ribs with garlic; place in a roasting pan. Bake, covered, until tender, about 2 hours.
- Mix sugar, salt and spices; sprinkle over ribs. Remove from pan; cool slightly. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight.
- In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat; saute onion until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Brush ribs with some of the sauce. Grill, covered, over medium heat until heated through, 12-15 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with additional sauce. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews forCalgary Stampede Ribs
"Absolutely the best rib recipe ever that ALWAYS turns out! A bit of work <starting the day before> but well worth it! Personally use minced garlic from the jar which is much easier to rub on for the initial bake. Caution with the cayenne pepper also - stick to the suggested amount! Have also tried side ribs which were equally enjoyable! As with back ribs stripping the back membrane off the bone side helps immeasurably with the final product!"
"Baked in slow cooker on low for 7 hrs. Used baby back ribs. Cooled and applied the rub and placed it n the fridge overnight. Basted with BBQ sauce which was fantastic, and baked for 30 minutes turning and basting ribs with more BBQ ever 10 min or so"
"My family says these are the best ribs they've ever had. The sauce is amazing! They've asked for this to become our regular rib recipe."
"Used this recipe on venison ribs and it turned out great!"
"TOTALLY AWESOME!!! CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS RECIPE!!"
"Amazing!!! Incredible!!! I impressed myself with these fantastic ribs. I made them exactly as the recipe stated. My husband loved these. I will definitely be making these again!!"
"I served these ribs twice in the past 3 weeks and got rave reviews both times! I love that you can cook them ahead and then let the rub to sit overnight. This makes the actual serving part very simple- just a few minutes on the grill. The recipe only calls for 1/8 tsp cayenne so we did not find it overpowering. The folks I served these too thought the sauce made the ribs. I was a fan myself and will definitely keep this as my go-to rib recipe."
"I thought the rub had too much cayenne in it, and I didn't even use the full amount. The sauce was OK by itself, but even that had cayenne in it, which added to the overkill. The cooking method was successful, yielding tender, juicy ribs. The two-step, overnight, method made it easy to enjoy ribs on a weeknight after work. I will cook my ribs this way again, but will use a different rub next time, and probably a different homemade sauce."
"I use Chopped (jar) Garlic to rub them with. I keep excess Rib Rub in the freezer: to use on the next batch of C.S.R. A friend prefers much more Cayenne Pepper (uses 5 shakes): same friend uses a bag to apply Rib Rub (similarly to Shake-n-bake): I find that too spicy, so I stick to the recipe. Excellent Recipe"