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Kansas City Style Pork Ribs

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Kansas City Style Pork Ribs
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Makes: 8 servings adjust
The Neelys from "Down Home with the Neelys" super rib recipe!



  • 6 pounds Pork Spareribs, approx. 2 slabs, 3 lbs each

Step 1

Remove thin white membrane off the bone side of the ribs.


  • 2 cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 12 cup Ground Dry Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Sweet Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Salt

Step 2

Mix together the brown sugar, dry mustard, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Massage the rub into the ribs and let sit for 1 hour or up to overnight.


  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 23 cup Onion, small onion, finely diced

Step 3

BBQ Sauce: In a small sauce pot on medium-high heat, heat the oil and add the onion, cooking until translucent.


  • 14 cup Dark Molasses
  • 23 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Tomato Paste, 2-6 ounce cans
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 14 teaspoon Smoked Hot Paprika
  • 12 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Step 4

Add the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Add to sauce pan and let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Use to baste the pork spare ribs.

Step 5

If cooking indoors, place in a roasting pan with a rack. Slather the ribs with the Kansas City Barbeque Sauce and tent a piece of aluminum foil over them. In a preheated 350 degrees F. oven, place the ribs, basting with the sauce every 30 minutes and removing the foil for the last 30 minutes and cooking until fork tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
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