Sweet& Spicy BBQ Ribs

  • 2 Racks St Louis Style Ribs
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 Tbs unsulfured molasses
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp prepared chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 6 Tbs sauce from above
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  1. Take a dull knife, slide the tip under the membrane on the back of each rack, and loosen it. Take the corner of it and pry off the entire membrane from the back of the ribs.
  2. Mix the rub ingredients together until well blended.
  3. Rub evenly over the top side of the ribs, and massage into the meat. Set aside in the fridge for an hour or so, or overnight if you want even better flavor.

  4. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place the ribs on a foil lined sheet pan, cover with foil and bake for an hour while you make the sauce and mop.
  5. After an hour, mop the ribs, and continue to mop every 30-45 minutes or so. The ribs should be in the oven for about 3 hours.
  6. Remove the ribs from the oven, and baste them with some of the sauce.
  7. Heat the grill to medium-high and cook them for about 10 minutes, basting regularly with the sauce.
  8. Take them off, baste some more and cover with foil. Rest for 30 minutes.