Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs for Dad's Day!






Bill buys his ribs from the local butcher ~ they’re perfectly trimmed and meaty.  




He had the butcher cut a rack of ribs in half and bought another half, making 3-half racks, being more manageable in cooking on the grill.




I know there is a plethora of barbecue sauces at the grocery store, but I’ve yet to find one that rivals making my own from scratch.  It's easy to make, it tastes better, I know exactly what's in it; why buy bottled?




There’s nothing like smoky juicy ribs ~ they smell and taste like summer all the way ~ great for any Dad on Father’s Day!





Let’s grill now! 


Best-Ever Barbecued Ribs
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

1½ racks pork ribs
1 cup Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce*

Method:

Preheat gas grill.
Place ribs bone side down in the center of the cooking grate over direct medium low heat, making sure they are not over a direct flame.
Grill until meat is tender and has pulled back from the ends of the rib bones, about 1 hour.
Start basting the ribs 15-20 minutes near the end of cooking time, turning and basting the meat frequently.
Serve

*Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients:

2 cups ketchup
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper

Method: 

Place all ingredients in a saucepan, combine well and slowly bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer until, dark, thick and richly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes.
Transfer the sauce to a glass jar and store in refrigerator; it will keep for several months. 


ENJOY! 





Here's wishing 
my hubby, Bill 
and son, Matt 
a very 
Happy Father's Day!
And the same goes for 
all you dad's out there!








Comments

  1. That's a GREAT looking BBQ sauce! Loaded with flavor, just the way I like it. And those ribs looks superb -- perfectly done. I always cut them in half, too -- much easier to cook.

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  2. Thanks, John! Glad you like them too!

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  3. Dear Pam,
    Wow what a post! I am not really a meat eater but I know my family will love this BBQ sauce! Easy and I am sure very tasty, finger lickin good for sure....I love that you make your own as what you said is so true, at least you know what is in the sauce. So many of the ones in the grocery store have so many ingredients that we have no idea what is in it. Thank you for sharing..I wish your son and Bill a wonderful Father's Day! Enjoy the weekend..
    Hugs Dottie :)

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  4. Thanks, Dottie! You're so right with the sauce, and so many other food products. Thanks for stopping by and you have a great rest of the week and weekend. Hugs

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  5. The ribs on the grill make my mouth water. Your BBQ sauce has all the wonderful ingredients that make the best sauce possible. Thanks for sharing.
    Your food photos are of professional quality.
    Happy Father's Day to all Dads and Sons out there!

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    1. Thanks, Duta! There's nothing like a good sauce to go on the ribs. You are so kind, thanks again and have a great rest of the week/weekend! Take care

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  6. Pam these ribs look really delicious and Im sure my hubby would be happy with these !!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! I guess ribs are more of a "man thing" since most of them like them so much!

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  7. They look really good Pam - I may have to do some ribs shortly.

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  8. You had me at perfectly trimmed and meaty! What a wonderful description and the ribs look fantastic. Have a happy father's day!

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    1. Thanks, Tricia! The butcher does a great job with the ribs and so does Bill. :-) Happy Father's Day your way also.

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  9. Pam, Those ribs look great! I love grilling meats including ribs... I've given up basting them on the grill as it makes such a mess that's so hard to clean up. My favorite BBQ sauce is Gates Hot from Kansas City but it costs a lot to ship so we both like Famous Dave's "Devils Spit" and I can buy it locally. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Sounds good to me! Kansas City definitely knows about ribs! And Famous Dave's too---I'm hooked on their Devil's Spit Pickle Chips, nice and spicy hot! Take care

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  10. I have two things to say! These ribs and sauce look fabulous! And #2, your grill is still way too clean!

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    1. Hi Abbe! Thanks! Ha, the grill is new and won't be like that for long! :-)

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  11. Those pork spareribs look really meaty and great. The finished one with corn has me drool...

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    1. Thanks, Angie! They are meaty and have a great flavor. We love corn on the cob! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Those ribs look mouth-watering good! I make a barbecue sauce that is very similar. I so agree that it tops anything bottled in the grocery store.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! Yes, homemade is better! I bet you will soon be getting the really cool we are having today.

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  13. Oh Pam, these ribs sure look great...and I can see myself licking my fingers after having a few of these...great sauce!
    Thanks for the recipe...hope you are having a nice week :)

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! I've done that too. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Those are some nice lookin' ribs Pam!!! I love the touch of paprika in the barbecue sauce recipe. I usually make my own too but I don't add paprika. I'll have to try that!!!

    Hope everyone over your way has a delicious Father's Day!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Pam...

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    1. Thanks, Louise! It's a great sauce for grilled meat and I hope you like it with paprika. Take care

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  15. even though I don't eat meat these may make me change my mind!

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    1. Hi Claudia! I know what you mean. Have a great weekend!

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  16. I will try it..oh they do look meaty and not fatty..just right!
    I love fall off the bone ribs.

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    1. Thanks, Monique! The butcher does a great job of removing the excess fat, etc. These are definitely fall off the bone ribs!

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  17. Bill loves BBQ sauce! I have yet to make any this grilling season---this would be great for our next grilled chicken OR ribs :)

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    1. Thanks, Liz! It's easy to make and really good! :-)

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  18. Your BBQ Sauce sounds so good, Pam! I need to try it. I agree with make it & you know the ingredients. Happy Father's Day to the Dads in your family!
    ~Judy

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    1. Hi Judy! Thanks! And Happy Father's Day to all the Dads in your family!

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  19. HI Pam, looks like your hubby has the grill down to a science. Your sauce sounds amazing!

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    1. Ha, he does! Thanks Cheri and have a great day!

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  20. Great looking ribs. I love the sauce. Will have to make these ribs during one of our summer cookouts. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Thanks, Geraldine! Hope you enjoy it!

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  21. my bill's been after me to prep some ribs for him to grill, but i've been resisting! this post is making my mouth water, though, so maybe it's time i gave in... :)

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  22. You're right - homemade is always best. Hope he has a Happy Father's Day!

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  23. Oh my, there is nothing like ribs on the grill! One of my weaknesses :) The BBQ sauce sounds wonderful!

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