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St. Louis Style Ribs


St. Louis Style Ribs

St. Louis Style Ribs

Regarding BBQ, Inc.
St. Louis style cut ribs, seasoned with a sweet rub and slathered with a unique and flavorful St. Louis barbecue sauce.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours, 8 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 28 minutes


  • 2 slabs St. Louis style cut ribs
  • For rub:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • For sauce:
  • 2 1/4 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne


Prepare smoker or charcoal grill. You will want to hold a temperature around 225 degrees F. for up 4 hours (or even 6 hours, depending on temperature and the size of the ribs), so plan accordingly. Prepare ribs by removing the membrane from the underside of the ribs making sure to trim off any loose fat or meat. Combine rib rub ingredients and apply to front and back of ribs. Place onto smoker or grill (grilling indirectly: see BBQ Ribs on a Charcoal Grill). While ribs are cooking, place all sauce ingredients into pan and bring to a quick boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool. Cook ribs until the internal temperature of the meat reaches about 145 degrees F. Brush with barbecue sauce. After about 10 minutes turn the ribs over and brush with sauce continually during cooking process. Once ribs are cooked through, remove from heat, carve and serve.
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