Best Rib Sauce Recipe -
Best Rib Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Best Rib Sauce

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"Here's a great sauce for your BBQed ribs! Just keep basting this on those babies, and you'll be wishing you could eat ribs every night!"

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, combine the hot pepper sauce, lime juice, coffee, sugar, whiskey, honey, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and tomato sauce. Mix together well and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 16, 2007

I was a little skeptical, but this turned out fantastic. However, because others found it too sweet & thin, I omitted the brown sugar & used only 3/4 cup honey, and changed the tomato sauce to 3/4 cup tomato paste & 1/4 cup tomato sauce. I also made the coffee extra-strong & used only 1/2 cup. This made the sauce a perfect consistency, and it was still quite sweet. Try it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2004

Did not find sauce thick enough. Was way too sweet for barbeque for me. Will not try again.

Jan 25, 2004

i like it!!!

May 17, 2005

I omitted the bourbon because i had none on hand and added onion and garlic. Iprecooked my ribs for a couple of hours in the oven then basted them on the bbq. This was quite possibly the best rib recipe ever, its our new favourite.

Nov 18, 2004

"I gave it a "4" 'cause it had a beat and I could dance to it" - Teenager on American Bandstand Terrific recipem and of course, for those with concernes of the young ones and alcohol, let me assure you that all the alcohol is gone from the cooking process, and this recipe is a true winner. Might one suggest one step further? Use several pieces of sage banded together to apply this very tasty and quite likeable sauce. It adds to the flavour and its quite eye-catching to your guests to see you use this method of applique. Cheers! CM

Apr 28, 2005

Could possibly be the best sauce I ever had!!

Sep 12, 2005

The end result was great. I used this on chicken and it was delicious. Thanks!

Aug 15, 2006

Absolutely love this sauce, will use again. I just upped the lime a little, and squeezed 2 oranges on the ribs when I pulled them off the grill.


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  • Calories
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 84 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 457 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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