Gracious BBQ Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 cup Fancy Ketchup
  • 1 cup Heinz Distilled White Vinegar
  • ½ cup Dark Corn Syrup
  • 5 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Onion Flakes
  • pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients–except vanilla– into a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until it becomes as thick as BBQ sauce should be.
  3. Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Set your lovely sauce aside–in the fridge.
1 large rack of Baby Back Pork Ribs Gracious BBQ Baby Back Rib Sauce To start with, make sure the membrane has been remove from the bone side of the ribs. It’s the thin, rubbery layer that makes that back side smooth. It’s pretty easy to slide a table knife under the membrane and peel it off in one piece. That will make it so that you can trim away any excess fat that was underneath it. Once the fat is trimmed, cut the slab into 5 or 6 pieces and boil them in a large pot of water for about 30-35 minutes. Remove them from the water and set them on a nice big piece of foil. Now give both sides of each piece a good coating of your illustrious BBQ sauce, seal up the package and set them in the fridge for a few hours. At this point, I got really busy and actually left mine in there for 2 days–which you don’t have to do, of course, but the sauce was really mellow and fabulous after being allowed to grow up a bit. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees and put the ribs in. Let them cook for 3 hours, then take them out. Coat the ribs with the remaining sauce. Turn the oven on to broil and let them cook out of the foil–for about 15-20 minutes–so that they have a lovely crispy top.
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