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St Louis Style Ribs for a Summer #BBQ #SundaySupper

It is Sunday Supper time and I was so excited to see the theme was Summertime BBQ! Wooohoooooo we loooovvvvvvvee us some BBQ here and with the temps actually rising here in Western Washington (I know who knew?) the grill is getting extra action. We have been grilling just about anything that doesn’t sit still, I am serious! 
We have done Baby Back ribs but I really wanted to give the St Louis style a try. You know if you watch any show on Food Network or The Cooking Channel there is a big rivalry between the two. I heard that St Louis have a bit more fat on them, and Kevin loves more fat (hello clogged arteries calling), so we decided to give them a try. 
I also changed my sauce a bit to add more of a St Louis flavor. I wasn’t sure how it would come out or how we would like it compared to the usual sauce we make.  Well I shouldn’t have worried, it was so good! I took them to a pot luck and the ribs were the first thing to go. People were actually dipping bread in the leftover sauce!! Now I am getting requests for them. Spicy, tangy, mmmmmm I love it when a plan comes together!
Grab some slabs of meat!
and doctor those bad boys up!!
Make sure to coat ’em realllllly good
Now wrap them up nice and tight and put them to bed for awhile.
Then let them sizzle and bring out out of that tangy meaty goodness!!

St Louis Style Ribs  
3 to 4 racks of St Louis style ribs

Dry Rub
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup cracked black pepper
1/4 cup paprika
2 tablespoon cayenne pepper

BBQ Sauce
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups cider vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (we add more since we like it EXTRA spicy)

Combine all ingredients for the dry rub in a small bowl. Rub the ribs generously on both sides and wrap in plastic wrap. Let marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.

Place ribs on a large baking sheet lined with foil. Cover tightly with foil and place on the middle rack of the oven. Let roast for 2 1/2 hours. Remove from oven and reserve the drippings into the BBQ sauce

Add the ingredients for the BBQ sauce to a medium sauce pan. Add the reserved drippings and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Simmer for 30 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Preheat grill to medium.

Take the ribs out of the oven and place them on the grill. Cook for 20 minutes, turning and basting with the sauce. Remove from grill and serve with extra sauce.

Hot Off the Grill:
On the Side:
Sweet Tooth:
In the Cooler:
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  1. Delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. In Cyprus we usually have BBQ on Sundays but we keep things a lot simpler 🙂
    I am sure my family will be excited to taste these ribs.

  2. I'm from the South and I love my ribs! This looks so yummy in my tummy good. Stopping by from #SundaySupper.

    Granny's Down Home Sassy Southern Cooking

  3. I love ribs and I haven't had them in forever!! Your recipe looks amazing and I am loving the sauce and rub!

  4. I was at a restaurant last night and almost ordered ribs. Seeing this has only added to my hankering for them. I think I'd rather have homemade anyway. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  5. I would eat these for breakfast! Yes. I. Would!
    Great recipe!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  6. I have two racks in the freezer right now. Cannot WAIT to try this!

  7. Delicious! I can eat a whole slab myself!

  8. Your ribs look terrific, Bobbi! My hubby would go nuts for these, too.

  9. Fantastic! Fabulous! Love it! Love the brown sugar and cayenne rub. Love the homemade bbq sauce. Love it all. Yum!

  10. Okay, I've never heard of St. Louis style ribs. So I'm going to have to try some of yours. You know, for science.

  11. I love ribs so much, but I've never made them myself. It's time. It's definitely time.

  12. Those look amazing and I'm not even a big rib fan. These however may change that.

  13. You had me at slabs of meat. These saucy ribs look finger lickin' good!

  14. Oh yum, Bobbi! Ribs make me smile, and these ribs look and sound delicious!!!

  15. As long as there´s a spicy rub and bbq sauce, all ribs are good in my book! I´ll start eating them while you guys debate which one is best…ja!

  16. So happy you made your own sauce. I'll have to try this out. I too have been experimenting a lot with ribs; though, focused more on perfecting a dry rub no sauce rib. Though I like how these look and I'm missing some 'sauce.' Thanks!

  17. My mouth is watering! I seriously love ribs and a good dry rub makes all the difference in the word. That BBQ sauce sounds awesome too!

  18. Mmm – the sauce you made sounds great! Tangy yet spicy…perfect!

  19. Ooh they sure look delicious!Love the dry rub and that BBQ sauce sounds scrumptious 🙂 No wonder they were a hit 🙂

  20. I hope you give them a try!!

  21. We are seriously addicted to these ribs! I made them 2 weeks ago, last night, and will be making them for the kids on Wednesday! I hope you give them a try.

  22. I know it might seem like a lot of steps but it is soooo worth it. Plus I make double batches of the rub and store the leftover in a jar for future use 🙂

  23. Thanks Renee 🙂 that is how Kevin feels, he won't even order ribs when we are out anymore!

  24. I would pull a chair right up next to you!!

  25. Yum! I've actually never made ribs before..I really should soon as it's one of my husband's fav food! I love that you share so many other scrumptious recipes as well! THank you for sharing on my FB page!

  26. Rub AND sauce? YES please!

  27. Those are some good looking ribs! Just the way I like them.

  28. Love me some ribs. . and these look amazing!!!! yummmmm!!

  29. Let me know if you like them Jen 🙂

  30. Thanks so much Shannon. I Hope you give them a try!

  31. I had only had baby backs before I watched a Food Network show that featured ribs from all over the country so I decided to give these guys a try and we really like them.

  32. Oh yes yes yes you need to!!

  33. Oh I would love to convert you to a rib lover 🙂

  34. We made them again and I had the sauce just about up to my wrists!!

  35. LOL I like the way you think Paula!!

  36. I do love the mix of the dry rub with the sauce. Once we get a smoker I think I might work on just a dry rub though.

  37. I like to mix things up a bit. I am not a big fan of just the sweet BBQ sauce.

  38. Thanks Soni 🙂 I have made them 3 times in the last week alone!!

  39. You are very welcome. I sure hope you give them a try!!

  40. I second that motion!! 🙂

  41. Thanks so much Susan I am glad you like them!

  42. Your ribs look awesome!

  43. Yum do these looks good! I love ribs, but they're always so messy–maybe I can try this with the boneless variety!

  44. Thanks Cindy I have been working on getting them right for several years now. I am pretty happy with them 🙂

  45. Oh I know about the mess LOL it takes about 5 napkins to clean up!! I think the boneless would work if you prefer them.

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