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Try This Unique Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Freshly grilled BBQ spare ribs with a tangy BBQ sauce

Try This Unique Barbecue Ribs Recipe

This isn't your typical barbecue ribs recipe. It has ingredients you'll surely recognize from other barbecue ribs recipes, like ketchup and brown sugar, but it has a couple that are rather unique. The most unique ingredient in particular has to be the rum.

The introduction of rum into this recipe elevates it beyond many other barbecue rib recipes you'll find out there. We use chile sauce and garlic to introduce more “pop” to the flavor profile of this recipe. We dare you to find a barbecue ribs recipe that has a better flavor profile than this one.

If you're giving this recipe to children, don't worry about the inclusion of rum. The alcohol content will cook off, so nobody will be getting drunk off of these ribs. Consider making rum cocktails for the guests who are of age to fit with the use of rum in this recipe.

Serve these ribs with any traditional barbecue side. Macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, and potato salad are just a few of the many options available to you. Serve warm brownies with ice cream for dessert, and you've got yourself a wonderful meal!

Tangy Barbecue Ribs


4 pounds pork spareribs
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup rum
1/2 cup chile sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 dash ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cut spareribs into serving size portions, wrap in double thickness of foil, and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap, and drain drippings

Place ribs in a large roasting pan.

In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, rum, chile sauce, garlic, mustard, and pepper.

Coat ribs with sauce and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight.

Preheat grill for medium heat. Position grate four inches above heat source.

Brush grill grate with oil. Place ribs on grill, and cook for 30 minutes, basting with marinade.

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