These Kansas City Baby Back Pork Ribs are my favorite rib recipe ever! The BBQ sauce is made from scratch and is really easy to throw together.
These Kansas City Baby Back Ribs have the best BBQ sauce. It is unbelievably better than anything you can find in a bottle from a store. We smoke the ribs over the grill and smother it with this delicious bbq sauce. We make the sauce all the time for other recipes too. It is so good over pulled pork. This recipe is adapted from the Weber’s Big Book of Grilling (one of the best grilling books in my opinion).
- 1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
- ¼ c. finely chopped yellow onion optional
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- ¾ c. ketchup
- ½ c. cider vinegar
- ¼ firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. Worcetershire sauce
- 1 ½ Tbsp. Yellow mustard
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp chili powder
- Tabasco sauce
- 2-3 Slabs baby back pork ribs about 4 lbs.
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Hickory chunks or chips soaked in water at least 30 min
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, warm the vegetable oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add the remaining sauce ingredients, including Tabasco sauce to taste, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes. Set aside. Pour some of the sauce in a small bowl for basting ribs.
- Allow the ribs to stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling. Season with salt and pepper. Follow the grill’s instructions for using wood chunks. Grill the ribs, rib side down, over indirect medium heat until the meat is very tender and has pulled back from the end of the bones (1 ½ to 2 hours). During the last 20 minutes of grilling time, baste generously with the small bowl of sauce. Serve warm with the remaining sauce on the side.