Grilled Pork Ribs with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Grilled Pork Ribs with Rhubarb BBQ Sauce | Barbecue Sauce Recipe, Grilled Ribs, Pork Ribs Recipe | @simplywhisked

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For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the ribs:

  • 1/41/2 cup BBQ dry rub
  • 2 slabs extra meaty baby back pork ribs


For the sauce:

  1. In a large skillet or saucepan, heat olive oil to medium-high. Sauté rhubarb, onion and pinch of salt, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent and rhubarb has softened – about 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before pureeing with a food processor or blender (I used my immersion blender and the cup it came with).
  4. Transfer sauce to an airtight container and keep for up to 1 week.

For the ribs:

  1. Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  2. Cut slabs in half to make grilling easier (optional). Pat ribs dry with paper towels and cover with dry rub. Bake ribs for 3 – 4 hours.
  3. When ready, preheat grill to high. Grill ribs, meat side up for 5 minutes, basting with sauce at least once.
  4. Flip ribs and grill for an addition 5 – 10 minutes, basting as desired before removing from grill. Baste one more time before serving ribs with any remaining sauce.