Kansas City Style Pork Ribs

2
Bernice Mosteller

By
@candychristmas

These ribs are mouth watering delicious. Courtesy The Neelys

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4 large- 8 small portions
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • 2- - - -3 lb
    slabs pork spare ribs
  • ·
    kansas city bbq sauce follows:
  • KANSAS CITY BBQ DRY RUB:

  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper ( to your taste )
  • 1 Tbsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt ( to your taste )
  • 2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • KANSAS CITY BBQ SAUCE:

  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 small
    ( about 2/3 cup ) onion, finely diced
  • 3 c
    water
  • 1 c
    ( 2---6 ounce ) cans tomato paste
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2/3 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    molasses
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper ( to your taste )
  • 1/4 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    salt ( to your taste )
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Kansas City Style Pork Ribs

Step-by-Step

  1. DIRECTIONS FOR THE DRY RUB:
  2. Remove the thin white membrane off of the bone - side of the ribs. Mix together the brown sugar, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Massage the rub into the ribs and let sit for 1 hour or up to overnight.
  3. If cooking on the grill, place the ribs meat side next to medium-hot coals that are about 225 degrees F. The indirect heat will cook them slower, making them tender. Allow to cook for 1 hour. Turn ribs every half hour and baste with the Kansas City BBQ sauce. Cook until the ribs are tender, about 3 to 4 hours.
  4. If cooking indoors, place in a roasting pan with a rack. Slather the ribs with the Kansas City BBQ sauce and tent a piece of aluminum foil over them. In a preheated 350 degrees, oven, place the ribs, basting with the sauce every 30 minutes and removing the foil for the last 30 minutes and cooking until fork tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  5. DIRECTIONS FOR THE SAUCE::
  6. In a small saucepan on medium-high heat, heat the oil and add the onion, cooking until translucent. ADD the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. ADD to saucepan and let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Use to baste the pork spare ribs. YIELD::3 cups.

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About Kansas City Style Pork Ribs

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American



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