- 2 racks pork ribs (about 4 lbs)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 275°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside.
Cut the ribs into single rib portions and place them on the baking sheet. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Sprinkle the dry rub over the ribs, rubbing it into the meat. Place the ribs in the preheated oven and roast for 2 hours, flipping them over halfway through. When the ribs are done, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, honey, and Dijon mustard. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Brush the ribs with the sauce and return them to the oven. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, flipping the ribs over halfway through. Remove from oven and brush with more sauce. Let cool slightly before serving.
One serving of ribs (2 ribs) contains approximately 280 calories, 11 g of fat, 34 g of protein, 19 g of carbohydrates, and 1 g of fiber. It also contains 10% of the daily recommended value of vitamin A, 4% of the daily recommended value of vitamin C, and 6% of the daily recommended value of calcium.
Tips and Variations
For a smokier flavor, you can add 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke to the sauce. You can also add 1/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce for added flavor. If you’d like a spicier flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the dry rub.
You can also add other seasonings to the dry rub, such as dried herbs, chili powder, or ground cumin. If you’d like a sweeter flavor, add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the sauce. You can also add 1/4 cup of your favorite hot sauce to the sauce for added heat.
These ribs can also be cooked in a slow cooker. Place the ribs in the slow cooker, pour the sauce over them, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. For a crispier texture, you can finish the ribs off in the oven.
These ribs are best served with a side of coleslaw, potato salad, or a green salad. They also pair nicely with roasted potatoes or grilled vegetables.