Rudy's BBQ Copycat Baby Back Ribs

By Biz Velatini
June 15, 2015
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Author Notes: My late husband and I always disagreed about bbq sauce - I liked it spicy, he liked it sweet. We went to Austin, TX and we both fell in love with Rudy's BBQ Sause - and then kicked ourselves for not buying more to bring home! This is my copycat BBQ sauce recipe - great on ribs, chicken and I've even drizzled it over scrambled eggs!Biz Velatini

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 4 hrs

For the Ribs

  • 2 slabs baby back ribs, silver skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

For the BBQ Sauce

  • 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2.5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. For the ribs: mix the dry mustard, smoked paprika, salt and pepper together and rub on the ribs. Put ribs in foil and tightly cover the ribs and bake on a cookie sheet at 250 degrees for three hours. This can be done over the weekend too for a quick weeknight meal.
  2. For the BBQ sauce: mix everything together in a pan and cook over medium low heat for 30 minutes. This can also be made ahead and keeps in the refrigerator for weeks.
  3. When you are ready to grill, light coals or heat up your gas grill. Brush both sides with the BBQ sauce and cook over medium heat until heated through, then I turn up the heat on high to get some char marks for an extra smokey flavor. These are fall off the bone ribs!

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