Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Recipes: Rib Rub and BBQ Sauce

I love grilling. I also love making things from scratch. Making fantastic ribs really isn't that difficult. If you're serious about your ribs, be sure to plan ahead. You want to give the ribs time to soak in the flavor of the seasonings, and you want to give your sauce time to sit and let the ingredients mix. 

This Kansas City Style Rib Rub Recipe is my favorite! It's really simple and actually tastes great on the ribs with no sauce. If you like a bite to your ribs, add an extra teaspoon of Cayenne. 


1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1/4. c. Paprika
1 T. Black Pepper
1 T. Salt (I prefer Lawry's)
1 T. Onion Powder
1 T. Garlic Powder
1 T. Chili Powder
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Mix the ingredients in a bowl until well blended. You can store it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to 6 months

This Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce recipe comes from the Neely's on the Food Network. It was the first BBQ sauce recipe I ever tried from scratch, nothing else compares


1 c. Coca-Cola
1 c. Ketchup
1/4 c. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp. Liquid Smoke
1/4 c. A-1 Sauce
1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat slightly until you get a nice simmer. Simmer the sauce for about 6-8 minutes, until it's been reduced by about a quarter. Store the sauce in jars and let cool to room temperature. This will also keep in the refrigerator for several months

I hope you try these out! Do you grill? What's your favorite recipe?


  1. I will have to try this recipe. I love ribs!

    Visiting and now following from Aloha Friday Blog Hop. I'd love if you could check out my blog and Weekend Blog Walk as well.

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

    1. Thanks for following! I'm making these right now :)


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