Drippy BBQ ribs with a DIY sauce



20 min


1 h 30 min



Drippy BBQ ribs with a DIY sauce

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

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  • 2 racks pork back ribs , about 1.5 kg each, cut in half


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp hot sauce


  • TRIM any excess fat off ribs. Arrange ribs, meaty-side up, in a very large, wide pot. Add enough water to cover ribs. Boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, turning ribs occasionally, until meat is fork-tender, 45 to 60 min. Transfer ribs to a platter.
  • STIR ketchup with vinegar, sugar, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and hot sauce in a saucepan over medium. Gently boil, stirring often, until sauce starts to thicken, 12 to 15 min.
  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium-low. Brush ribs with sauce. Oil grill. Barbecue ribs, lid open, turning and basting often with sauce, until ribs are well glazed and heated through, 8 to 10 min. Transfer to a cutting board. Slice into 1-rib portions and serve.


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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 828,
  • Protein
  • 58 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22 g,
  • Fat
  • 55 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 784 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin B6