- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup spicy ketchup
- 3 tablespoons white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
- 2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 5 to 6 pounds baby back ribs, cut into serving-size pieces
- In a large saucepan, saute onions and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, water, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Liquid Smoke if desired, mustard, chili powder, paprika and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer and stir until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Combine the salt, onion salt, garlic salt and pepper; sprinkle over ribs. Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1-3/4 hours or until meat is very tender. Set aside 1 cup barbecue sauce for serving.
- Brush some of the remaining sauce over ribs; cook 20 minutes longer, turning ribs and basting with sauce. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 5-6 servings.
Reviews forRibs with a Kick
"This recipe turned out great. I used regular ketchup since I didn't have any spicy ketchup on hand. Also used pork ribs and not the baby backs."
"For several years I have not been able to make ribbs or chicken without the family wanting this sauce."
"The sauce is absolutely delicious! When I make it, I usually double the recipe and use it for when I grill chicken. The only thing I do different is bake my ribs in a pan tightly covered with aluminum foil at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours and then grill them for 20 minutes basting with the sauce. They are fall-off-the-bone delicious!"
"I got this recipe from this taste of home subscription I get every 2 months. The first time I tried this recipe, myself and the crowd I made them for was crazy over them. They were eaten instantly with regret there wasnt more to share. I make this for lots of occassions and there isnt one rib left ever. I would reccommend this with out a doubt. I only change a couple of things to work better for me. I use chili sauce in place of the ketchup to tone down the kick a bit. I also cook the ribs first in a electric roaster on low untl the ribs fall off the bone, then I let them cool. I place them on Tinfoil, then dump the sauce over the ribs, wrap them up and put them on the grill for about 10 mins a side. Finger licking good. thank so much for sharing this recipe. I also freeze very well this way for occassions down the road. They take awhile to make. So do them again and freeze them"
"love love love this sauce!"