How to Make BBQ Pork Ribs

If you're a fan of sweet and spicy pork ribs, you'll want to learn how to make these BBQ pork ribs—the secret is literally in the sauce!

Hi, I'm Kristina with Recipe.com, and get excited, because right now, we're gonna make Barbecue Pork Ribs. These are lick-your-fingers good. Here's what you'll need: 10 tablespoons of chili powder, divided; a half a cup of light brown sugar, divided; 6 tablespoons of minced garlic, divided; 2 tablespoons of coarse salt; 3 tablespoons of olive oil plus a little bit of more for brushing; 2 large onions that have been chopped; 2 cups of ketchup; 2 cups of strong coffee, brewed; and a third of a cup of apple cider vinegar; then we have 2 racks of pork spareribs, about 2-1/2 pounds each. Let's start by making the dry rub. Here, I have 4 tablespoons of the chili powder, a quarter cup of the brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of the garlic, and the coarse salt. Mix this all together. It's gonna be a really flavorful, sweet and salty dry rub. I've pat the ribs dry and now they're in a lightly oiled baking pan. I'm gonna take our rub and cover both sides of the ribs, get a real nice, thick coating on there. Before we grill the ribs, we're gonna bake them for about 30 minutes in a 350-degree oven. While the ribs are in the oven, let's put together this amazing homemade barbecue sauce. So, put your oil in the saucepan, and then there-- you have the 2 cups of chopped onions. So we're gonna cook this over high heat. So I'll stir this until the onions are softened, about 8 minutes. The onions are looking great, so now I'm just gonna add in the remainder of the chili powder and the rest of the garlic. I'm gonna saute this for about another minute longer. Now, I'm gonna add in the ketchup...the coffee...apple cider vinegar...and then the rest of the sugar. So I'm gonna stir this occasionally until it reduces down to about 4 cups, that should take about 40 minutes. The barbecue sauce is looking great. I'm gonna take out about 2 cups of it and we're gonna use that for basting. The rest of it, you can save and serve on the side. It's been about a half an hour. The ribs are out of the oven. They're looking great and now it's time to put them on the grill, but first, I'm going to brush the tops of the ribs with this great barbecue sauce. This barbecue sauce is gonna be so flavorful and delicious on top of the rub we already have, it doesn't get much better than this. The grill is preheated to moderately high heat and now I'm gonna put the ribs on the grill, barbecue side down. Okay, I'm gonna baste the other side with the sauce, give it about 5 minutes on this side, turn it over, another 5 minutes, and it's done. Are you ready to see this? This is looking good. Check that out. Pork ribs are done, cannot even wait. Put it right on your serving platter. There we go. Serve the ribs alongside the remaining barbecue sauce and you're done. It doesn't get much better than this during the summer, and that's how you make barbecue pork ribs. Thanks for watching. For more great recipes and savings, visit us at Recipe.com.