BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Tuscan BBQ Sauce

June 7, 2017
BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Tuscan BBQ Sauce

BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Tuscan BBQ Sauce

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 pounds baby back pork ribs (2 full racks)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite barbecue rub
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Cut ribs into smaller sections. Rub olive oil over both sides of meat and season with salt and pepper. Put ribs in a single layer on a sheet tray and cover tightly with foil. Cook 2 hours until the meat is tender. Remove from oven, keep covered, and set aside.
  • Tuscan BBQ Sauce directions: Combine the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, honey, mustard, BBQ rub, liquid smoke and black pepper in a non-reactive saucepan. Bring slowly to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and gently simmer the sauce until dark, thick and richly flavored, 10-15 minutes. Transfer the sauce to a bowl to cool.
  • Transfer ribs to a preheated grill and baste with Tuscan BBQ sauce until well coated and caramelized.


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