Saturday, June 30, 2012

Carolina BBQ Ribs & Homemade BBQ Sauce

We made some awesome ribs a couple weekends ago and I have been dying to share the recipe, but have been on vacation and busy since returning!  We bought some ribs on a whim and Corey looked up and found these two awesome recipes for a Carolina rub and a great bbq sauce.  They made the ribs so flavorful!

Carolina BBQ Rub

1 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/8 cup paprika

Mix all ingredients together and rub into meat on both sides.  For our ribs, we grilled them on each side about 10 minutes.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

1 cups ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2.5 tablespoons light brown sugar
2.5 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tablespoon onion powder
1/4 tablespoon ground mustard
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.  (We found this recipe right before cooking the ribs, so it only had time to simmer for maybe 20-30 minutes.  I think if it simmered longer it would have cut out more of the bitterness from the vinegar, but to us it gave it a nice kick!).  This is a semi spicy, but sweet, and full of flavor bbq sauce!

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