St. Louis-Style Ribs with Tangy Tomato BBQ Sauce

Posted In: Grilling, Pork

Prep: 25 minutes plus marinating
Grill: 1 hour 40 minutes
Serves: 6



3 tablespoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons Louisiana-style Cajun seasoning
3 tablespoons packed Schnucks light brown sugar
3 tablespoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoons garlic powder
2 slabs St. Louis-style pork ribs (about 3-1/2 pounds each)


Tangy Tomato BBQ Sauce

1 large lemon
1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
1/2 cup Schnucks ketchup
1/4 cup Schnucks honey
1 tablespoon Schnucks apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  1. Prepare Ribs: In small bowl, mix salt, Cajun seasoning, brown sugar, paprika, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder until well combined. Peel skin from bone side of each rib slab. Place ribs on rimmed baking pans and coat with rub; cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Prepare Tangy Tomato BBQ Sauce: Into medium bowl, squeeze juice from lemon. Whisk in remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Prepare outdoor grill for indirect grilling over low heat. Place ribs on hot grill rack. Cover grill and cook 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours or until ribs are tender and meat easily pulls away from the bone, turning every 20 minutes. Brush ribs generously with 1 cup BBQ sauce during last 20 minutes of cooking. Serve ribs with remaining BBQ sauce.

Each Serving: About 628 calories, 37 g total fat (13 g saturated), 125 mg cholesterol, 4470 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 28 g protein.