BBQ Spare Pork Ribs

I will admit that this is only the second time I have cooked ribs, the first being in the crock pot.  After some reading, here is what I did and the sauce mix I pieced together.  Ethan gave it a big thumbs up and mentioned next time I should make more!

Boil Ribs
60 minutes if frozen
20 minutes if thawed

Prepare Sauce
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/4 c ketchup
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c Worchestershire sauce
2 c brown sugar
1 tsp mustard
2 1/2 T lemon juice
1/4 tsp pepper
2 cloves of garlic pressed

Marinade Ribs 
leave ribs whole or cut into sections
marinade in ziplock 6 hours + in the fridge

on low heat while basting with extra sauce


350 degrees on cookie sheet for 30 minutes

Ribs are pictures with CGF sweet potatoes and CGF salad mix.

This recipe can also be used for country style ribs.

BBQ Rib Rub ~Miles Jascha

This photo and recipe of our CGF ribs is courtesy of Miles Jascha, co-author of Savory and Sweet.

•1/2 cup brown sugar
•1/4 cup paprika
•1 tablespoon black pepper
•1 tablespoon salt
•1 tablespoon chili powder
•1 tablespoon garlic powder
•1 tablespoon onion powder
•1 teaspoon cayenne
Combine all ingredients together and and transfer to an air tight container.

1.Generously sprinkle rub on ribs and massage into the meat.
2. Preheat smoker or grill to around 165-185. Put the ribs bone down on the grill and smoke for 3 hours. Every hour spritz some apple juice on the ribs (helps keep them moist).
4. After smoking for 3 hours, wrap the ribs in heavy duty foil and put back on the grill. Raise the temperature to 225 and cook for 2 hours.
5. After the 2 hours are done pull the ribs out of the foil and place directly on grill and the 225 degrees. Using your favorite BBQ sauce spread onto the ribs and continue cooking for 1 hour. The BBQ sauce will make a nice sticky glaze. Let rest for about 10-15 minutes and serve with your favorite BBQ sides.

Your new favorite BBQ sauce:  

Blueberry Barbeque Sauce:  
1 cup blueberries
⅓ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup beer (a full-flavored, bitter ale works well, like an IPA)
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
4 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1. Combine all in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then turn heat to medium low. Simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Let cool for 5 minutes and then puree with a blender or food processor.
3. Return pureed sauce to pan and bring to a simmer. It is now ready to be painted onto ribs.

Crock Pot Ribs

I’d never made pork ribs before this, but I decided to serve some up. It was suggested to cook them in the crock pot with BBQ sauce. T
his photo was taken after having cooked 5 hours (BBQ sauce the last hour). I actually cooked them more after I took this picture, and the ribs fell right off the bone. Ethan and I both had some from when I took this picture and again 2-3 hours later when they came off the bones – both times delicious.