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Kansas City Ribs

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Kansas City Ribs
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If you're in the good a sweet, sticky, delicious pork bbq ribs recipe, then Kansas City Ribs are what you're looking for!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • For Rub:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • For Sauce:
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne


Prepare ribs by removing the membrane from the underside of the ribs. Trim off any loose fat or meat. Prepare smoker or grill. You will want to hold a temperature around 200 degrees F. for 4 to 6 hours so plan accordingly. Season with Kansas City rib rub and place on grill or in smoker. While ribs are cooking, prepare barbecue sauce. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add garlic and sauté until brown. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes until thick. Cook ribs until the internal temperature of the meat reaches about 145 degrees F. Brush with barbecue sauce continually during cooking process.
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 5 out of 5
Sweet with a great kick!, Member yankee1234

This is an easy to make, great recipe. It is great balance between sweet and hot. The brown sugar gives just the right amount of sweet followed by the chili and cayenne to raise the heat. I had all of the ingredients in house which made life easy. Two racks at 200 degrees for 4.5 hours and finished with 10 mintutes on the grill. Guests loved them!

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