This recipe creates a moist, wet, tender, tasty set of St. Louis style BBQ Pork Ribs that is perfect for a family summer BBQ.  Check it out and let us know how things turn out.

Ingredients: Neely’s Seasoning Rub
– 4 ounces paprika
– 2 ounces sugar
– 1 teaspoon onion powder

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

Ingredients: Sauce
– 32 ounces ketchup
– 16 ounces water
– 6 ounces brown sugar
– 6 ounces white sugar
– 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
– 1 tablespoon onion powder
– 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder
– 2 ounces lemon juice
– 2 ounces Worcestershire sauce
– 8 ounces apple cider vinegar
– 2 ounces light corn syrup
– 3 to 4 pounds spare ribs
– 2 ounces Neely’s Seasoning Mix, see recipe above


Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a stockpot or large Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Reduce temperature to low and simmer, uncovered, for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, trim the spare ribs, removing the upper brisket bone and any excess fat; this will produce a St. Louis-style rib. Rinse the ribs and season with Neely’s Seasoning Rub, and then cover and refrigerate for 4 to 12 hours.

Indirect cooking in a barbecue pit is recommended to prevent burning. Cook at 250 degrees F (curled side of ribs facing up) for the first 3 hours, and then increase the temperature to 300 degrees F for the final 3 hours. Mop and baste the ribs only during the last 30 minutes of cooking to prevent sauce from burning.


Recipe brought to you by The Tool Wizard