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Barbecued St. Louis Style Ribs Recipe

When you have a little more time to prepare for dinner and are looking for a recipe that can serve a larger group, nothing quite beats a savory ribs recipe. Although these dishes take a little more time to cook, the benefit is that most of the time is taken up by the hours required for baking in a low-temperature oven.

Barbecued St Louis Style Ribs

When you really need to dedicate your attention to ribs is when they are ready for grilling, which can take just a few minutes on an outdoor or indoor grill. Recipes like this St. Louis-style ribs dish are awesome for evenings when you want to impress your diners by showing off your grilling skills but don’t want to spend all of your time doing so.

This recipe differs from other grilled ribs dishes with the special St. Louis spice blend that you’ll be rubbing on prior to baking your dish. But the fun part of ribs, of course, is the slather of barbecue sauce. Since mainstream barbecue sauces are by and large, non-Paleo, you’ll be making this sauce yourself.

One of the largest components of this sauce is the homemade ketchup – it’s a great idea to prep batches of this in advance to save for recipes in the future (we like portioning these by cups and freezing if you don’t foresee using up all of it in a week or so).

For a great side, try pairing this dish with a quick and easy vegetable skewer that can cook while your ribs are on the grill. You can create skewers from pretty much any veggies you have on hand and season with salt and pepper, or try a different idea like these zesty grilled sweet potatoes.

Barbecued St. Louis Style Ribs Recipe

Serves: 8 Prep: 20 min Cook: 4 h

Ingredients

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Barbecued St Louis Style Ribs Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the spices for the ribs; then, generously rub the ribs with the spice mixture.
  3. Place the ribs on a baking sheet and cook for 2 to 3 hours, covered, in the preheated oven.
  4. While the ribs are cooking, add all of the ingredients for the bbq sauce in a saucepan and bring to a light boil; then, lower the heat to low and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  6. Brush the ribs generously with the barbecue sauce and place them on the grill.
  7. Grill the ribs for 10 to 15 minutes, turning every 2 to 4 minutes and brushing with additional barbecue sauce.
  8. Let the ribs rest for 4 to 5 minutes before serving.
Barbecued St Louis Style Ribs Recipe
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Barbecued St. Louis Style Ribs Recipe

Nothing screams outdoor grilling like ribs – make yours count with this St. Louis style variety featuring a savory rub and sauce combo.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, louis style, ribs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 1398kcal
Cost 10

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 lbs. St. Louis Ribs spare ribs, membrane removed
  • 2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups homemade ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. old fashioned mustard
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the spices for the ribs; then, generously rub the ribs with the spice mixture.
    3 to 4 lbs. St. Louis Ribs, 2 tbsp. paprika, ½ tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. dry mustard, 1 tbsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, 2 tsp. dried oregano, 2 tbsp. hot pepper sauce, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Place the ribs on a baking sheet and cook for 2 to 3 hours, covered, in the preheated oven.
  • While the ribs are cooking, add all of the ingredients for the bbq sauce in a saucepan and bring to a light boil; then, lower the heat to low and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.
    1 tbsp. chili powder, 2 cups homemade ketchup, 2 tbsp. old fashioned mustard, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup coconut aminos, 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup, 2 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Brush the ribs generously with the barbecue sauce and place them on the grill.
  • Grill the ribs for 10 to 15 minutes, turning every 2 to 4 minutes and brushing with additional barbecue sauce.
  • Let the ribs rest for 4 to 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 1398kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 100g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 48g | Trans Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 2077mg | Potassium: 1628mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 7923IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 11mg