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sweet and spicy barbeque ribs

a recipe by
Pat Fucile
Eden Prairie, MN

This is the original family recipe. I tend to leave out the brown sugar to make it better for my diabetic husband.

serves 3-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Barbecue

Ingredients For sweet and spicy barbeque ribs

  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne powder
  • 3` tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 c
    tomato paste
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    hot pepper sauce
  • 1 sprig
    onion chipped
  • 3
    racks of pork ribs

How To Make sweet and spicy barbeque ribs

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325 or start your barbecue. (I always do mine on the bbq)
  • 2
    Prepare spice rub: Mix paprika, salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, celery seeds, and ground red pepper in a small bowl. Rub ribs with spice mixture. Place ribs in a single lawyer on racks of 2 broiler or roasting pans.
  • 3
    Bake in heated over for 1 hour (or slow roast them on the barbecue). Remove from oven.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, prepare sauce. Stir together tomato paste, beer, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, hot-pepper sauce and onion in a medium sized saucepan. Cook sauce, stirring occasionally, over a medium heat until thickened, about 15 minutes. Divide sauce in half: one half for basting, and one half for serving.
  • 5
    Brush both sides of ribs with most of the basting sauce. Return to oven (or barbecue).
  • 6
    Increase oven (or barbecue) temperature to broil. Broil ribs 4 to 6 inches from heat for 8 minutes. Turn ribs over; baste with remaining basting sauce. Broil 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with reserved sauce.

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