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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Soo-Wee Sauce for Baby Back Ribs

Remember the amazing ribs Nate cooked on the 4th of July? The recipe is from the Weber’s Way to Grill cookbook that I {stereotypically} gave to Nate for Father’s Day. Hey, it worked, I’m already benefiting from the book!

Anyway, the recipe for cooking the ribs is LONG and involved, so I’m just going to share the wonderfully delicious sauce that went with the ribs. I will give a quick overview of the process…the ribs cooked on the grill for HOURS, Nate put a divider in the grill with water under the ribs and coals on the other side, he added hot coals throughout the cooking and he used hickory wood chips for smoking. As for the sauce, when the ribs were cooked, he took them off the grill, laid them on foil, smothered them in the sauce and wrapped the ribs up in the foil for about 30 minutes. Delish!

Soo-Wee Sauce for Baby Back Ribs
Sweet and spicy sauce for ribs!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 1 C apple juice
  • ½ C ketchup
  • 3 T cider vinegar
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • ½ tsp pure chile powder
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic (garlic powder)
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • ~1 T honey (this is our secret ingredient”¦we added to thicken AND sweeten the sauce)
  • RUB
  • 2 T kosher salt
  • 2 T paprika
  • 4 tsp granulated garlic (garlic powder)
  • 4 tsp pure chili powder
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  1. Mix ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes (we simmered longer). Remove from heat, add salt and pepper to taste if needed. This is NOT a thick sauce, but it was perfect for the ribs.


The Weber cookbook is a great resource for grilling…click here to check it out!


  1. 1

    Sounds delicious. Next time we’ll have Nate cook us some ribs and save a trip to Memphis Minnies.

  2. 2

    You betcha!

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