Barbecue Pork Ribs with Homemade Sauce


Get ready for a finger-licking good experience with our Smoky Delight Barbecue Pork Ribs with Homemade Sauce! These ribs are slow-cooked to perfection, offering tender, fall-off-the-bone meat that's generously slathered in a rich, homemade barbecue sauce. It's the ultimate dish for BBQ lovers and a sure hit at any gathering.

Barbecue Pork Ribs with Homemade Sauce

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 2-3 ribs

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 500 kcal
  • Total Fat: 28g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Protein: 40g


  • Pork ribs - 1 rack (about 2-3 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Homemade BBQ Sauce:
  • Ketchup - 1 cup
  • Brown sugar - ½ cup
  • Apple cider vinegar - ¼ cup
  • Worcestershire sauce - 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Onion powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Paprika - 1 teaspoon
  • Ground mustard - ½ teaspoon
  • Chili powder (optional) - ½ teaspoon
  • Liquid smoke (optional) - 1 teaspoon

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Ribs: Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Marinate: Allow the ribs to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
  3. Make the BBQ Sauce: In a saucepan, combine all BBQ sauce ingredients. Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  4. Cook the Ribs: Preheat the oven to 275°F (135°C). Place the ribs on a large baking sheet, cover with foil, and bake for about 2.5 hours.
  5. Apply the BBQ Sauce: Remove the ribs from the oven, discard the foil, and brush the ribs generously with the homemade BBQ sauce.
  6. Finish the Ribs: Increase the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C) and return the ribs to the oven, uncovered, for an additional 30 minutes.
  7. Grilling Option: For a smoky flavor, finish the ribs on a grill over medium heat, brushing with more BBQ sauce.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Removing the membrane ensures tender ribs.
  • Basting the ribs with sauce multiple times while grilling adds flavor layers.
  • Keep an eye on the ribs during the final grilling or baking to prevent burning.
  • Serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use store-bought BBQ sauce?

Yes, but homemade sauce adds a special touch.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or on the grill.

Can I make the BBQ sauce ahead of time?

Absolutely, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Your Smoky Delight Barbecue Pork Ribs with Homemade Sauce are ready to steal the show! These tantalizingly tender ribs, coated in a flavorful homemade sauce, are a testament to the art of BBQ. So gather around, grab a napkin, and get ready to enjoy a true culinary masterpiece. It's time to celebrate good food and great company!