Make your own homemade barbecue sauce & basic ribs
Have you ever had one of those panic moments when you had made plans for dinner only to realize you forgot to purchase a pretty important part of the recipe? That’s what happened to Linde last night. She had taken out a large package of our pasture-raised pork ribs with the plan to pour barbecue sauce over them, slow cook them in a crock pot then finish roasting them in the oven.
Sadly, as she looked in our pantry she realized we had no barbecue sauce. At that point I reminded her how easy it was to make her own homemade barbecue sauce anyway and that it tasted much better. She had made barbecue sauce previously but the recipe she’d chosen was specifically geared toward making her Australian brother-in-law feel more at home, thus choosing a complicated Australian-style barbecue sauce. I told her our American-style wouldn’t be nearly as cumbersome and wouldn’t require any stove top cooking to prepare since she was throwing it into a crock-pot. She was sold!
The beauty of our recipe is we could include use of our pine-infused vinegar which added a special touch to the finished product. This was the PERFECT barbecue sauce for the ribs.
If you would like to make ribs using this sauce here is how she did it:
- put the ribs in crockpot and pour 1/2 of the sauce over
- cooked on high for about 3 hours or on low for 6-7 hours
- remove them and lay them on a foil-lined cookie sheet
- brush them with the remaining sauce
- bake at 425 until they are caramelized (about 10-15 min)
Linde made the video before adding a few of the ingredients- she added garlic, more brown sugar and more worcestershire sauce. If you want it more spicy, feel free to add more cayenne pepper flakes and if you don’t want to cook the bbq sauce at all then leave those additional ingredients out. The sauce was great without those extras.
- 1- 1/2 cups Ketchup (you could make your own, but we had ready-made)
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Pine-infused vinegar (you can use regular apple cider vinegar)
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Tbsp Paprika (smoked paprika would be really good in this recipe)
- 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- FOR USE ON SPARE RIBS ADD
- 2 Tbsp crushed garlic
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl, refrigerate and use within a couple of weeks.
- If you are using this for spare ribs then add the extra ingredients.