Since BBQ season is here, we are really excited to bring you this super yummy BBQ recipe for Baby Back Ribs with a Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce. We’ll also bring you some other recipes on the blog that I am going to link to later that make the perfect accompaniments, as well as tips for cleaning up the mess the BBQ sauce leaves behind with Tide PODS, who are sponsoring this post. But first, let’s just talk about these fall off the bone deliciously messy ribs. We braised them in the oven to the meat is soooo tender and juicy, and then we pop them in the oven a second time with some of the delicious Sweet and Honey BBQ sauce we made slathered all over to get a little crispiness on the edges of our rack. The BBQ sauce is actually really easy to make, and tasted amazing. The recipe yields enough for you to have some leftover for more drizzling and dipping because that is so important!
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As summer BBQ season is in full swing, we hope that you will give this Baby Back Ribs with a Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce a try. In the video you can see other favorites we paired with these ribs. Those recipes are our buttermilk cornbread, Hawaiian style macaroni salad, and then we just tossed together a simple vinaigrette with some slaw. We hope you guys enjoy!
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Baby Back Ribs with a Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce
- 1 (3 pound) rack baby back ribs
- 1 ½ tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
- ½ cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons minced shallots
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
sweet honey barbecue sauce
- 1 ½ cups ketchup
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- Place ribs on a baking sheet, lined with plastic wrap.
- Mix together all the dry rub ingredients until well combined. Smother ribs with the dry rub, on both sides, until fully coated and tightly wrap with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate and allow ribs to marinate for 12 hours.
- Preheat oven to 275˚F.
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together all braising liquid ingredients.
- Remove ribs from the refrigerator and unwrap. Place ribs atop a large sheet of heavy duty foil, meat side down, and lift up all sides around the ribs. Pour braising liquid over ribs and tightly wrap.
- Place ribs onto a baking sheet and place into oven for about 2 ½ hours.
- While the ribs bake, combine all sauce ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour sauce into a small pot and simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and cool completely.
- Remove ribs from the oven and carefully unwrap. Remove ribs from the foil completely and place back onto the baking sheet, meat side up.
- Turn broiler on high in oven.
- Brush sauce over the meaty side of the ribs and place under broiler for 4 to 5 minutes or until caramelized and the edges begin to crisp.
- Remove from broiler and allow ribs to rest for about 10 minutes. Cut rack into individual ribs and serve with more sauce on the side.
- Makes 1 full rack