Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Best BBQ Rib Sauce

Welcome! Or, should I say to myself... "Welcome Back!" The last few months have been really crazy, and while I've managed to get my Secret Recipe Club posts done, that's about all I've done. So, I really pushed to get this post to you today.

The BEST BBQ Rib Sauce.   Ever.  Promise.

Whenever my family would go visit my Grandparents in California, my dear Grandpa would make these ribs for us.  Now, I've never been a huge fan of bbq sauce, but this stuff? I could drink it!  Lather it on the meat while it's cooking, and make sure to have extra for dipping!

The Best BBQ Rib Sauce
Recipe by Ron Paul (My grandpa, not the politician!)

Makes enough sauce for 3 lbs of ribs

2 Tb brown sugar
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1 Tb paprika
1 teas salt
1 teas dry mustard
1/4 teas chili powder
1/8-1/4 teas cayenne powder
2 Tb worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 can tomato sauce (8oz)

If you don't have tomato sauce use 1 cup tomato juice, 1/4 cup water, and 1/4 cup ketchup

Mix ingredients together and simmer for 15 minutes.

Apply the sauce to the ribs right before cooking. Apply generously and cook for a few minutes. Add more sauce until ribs are well coated.  Use extra sauce when serving.

Serve with LOTS of napkins! Enjoy!


  1. Perfect timing! I just bought some ribs and was going to look for a sauce to make to go with them.

  2. I pinned this one to try. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to making sauces.