Doug's Famous Rib Recipe

Welcome to Doug's Famous Rib Recipe. I put together this recipe with the help from a couple friends back east. One supplied the Mustard BBQ Sauce recipe and the other supplied the BBQ Dry Rub recipe. Being an east-coast dry rub, the ribs would be great with just that, but I think the Mustard BBQ Sauce really puts it over the top. I've only made a couple small tweaks to the dry rub but can guarantee that these will be some of the best fall-off-the-bone ribs you've ever had. One thing to note is that they are slightly spicy, so feel free to adjust ingredients accordingly but I highly recommend the first time you try them that you stick to the recipe. Also, you're going to end up with a lot of dry rub, so either halve the recipe or try to use the extra on future BBQ chicken or pork. Same with the sauce, but I wouldn't halve the recipe. I'll typically make 3-4x the sauce and give a couple jars out to friends. Leftover sauce is great to mix in with hamburger patties or brushing on chicken/pork. 


Cooking Instructions

Buy some nice baby back pork ribs and remove the membrane:
Put dry rub on the night before and let sit in fridge.
Total cook time is going to be about 5.5 hours, so start them as early as needed. Will make your whole house smell good during the day too!

Put ribs on baking sheet in the preheated oven at 225, bone-side down. 
Spray with apple juice every 30 minutes.
After 3 hours, take out of oven and wrap in tin foil and add some more apple juice inside then wrap tight.
Cook for another 2 hours.
Take out of oven and brush BBQ sauce on.
Optionally (and highly recommended), grill a few minutes on each side to get a slight char going. Brush with BBQ sauce again after grilling. 

Mustard BBQ Sauce

  • 2/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter

Combine all ingredients except for soy sauce and butter.
Simmer for 15 minutes (bring to a boil before starting to count)
Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce and butter.
Store in refrigerator for up to 3 months.

BBQ Dry Rub

  • 1 & 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 & 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 4 tbsp cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients. Store any leftovers in a sealed container or ziplock. 

Enjoy and let me know what you think!