Here at our house, we just love Baby Back Ribs. I make them in the oven and after they slow cook in the oven for 3-4 hours, the meat is “fall off the bone” tender! My secret to making them burst with flavor is to brush them with my Homemade Balsamic BBQ Sauce. Homemade BBQ Sauce is far better than any store bought BBQ Sauce from a bottle! Most other BBQ Sauce recipes I have made call for apple cider vinegar. The Balsamic Vinegar is what makes this sauce unique. It’s darker in color, it’s full of flavor and has a nice tanginess to it. So if you are a fan of Balsamic Vinegar, you’ll love this BBQ Sauce recipe!
This sauce is amazing on either Baby Back Ribs or Grilled Chicken.
- 1 c. Balsamic vinegar
- 3/4 c. ketchup
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until well combined and the mixture is smooth.
- Simmer over low heat until reduced by about one third. (Usually takes about 15 minutes, but keep an eye on it.)
- Tip: If you will be grilling chicken or other meat on the BBQ and you want to slather it with this delicious sauce, wait until the last 5 minutes of grilling so that it doesn't burn.
Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until well combined and the mixture is smooth.
Simmer over low heat until reduced by about one third. (It usually takes about 15 minutes.)
My favorite way to use this is to brush it on Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs! Here’s how I make mine:
Preheat the oven to 275°. Place a nice meaty Rack of Baby Back Ribs in a foil-lined baking dish, meaty side up. Squeeze the juice from both halves of a fresh lime over the meat and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil and roast 3 – 4 hours without peeking! When you remove the foil, the meat will be almost falling off the bones!
Brush with this amazing Balsamic BBQ Sauce and return to the oven for about 3 – 4 minutes, just to warm the sauce. Or, if you prefer, you can pop it under the broiler just for a minute or two.)
The perfect side dish for these Baby Back Ribs is our Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes!
*If you will be cooking chicken (or any meat) on the grill, wait until the last 5 minutes of grilling to brush on the sauce so that it doesn’t burn. By the way, Click HERE for some great tips on how to make your grilled chicken moist and tender!
During grilling season, I can’t live without these Silicone Basting Brushes! You’ll love them!