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Grilled Pork Ribs and Beerbecue Sauce: dry rubbed, slow grilled & slathered with homemade beerbecue sauce. Ideal for Father's Day or anytime.
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Grilled Pork Ribs with Beerbecue Sauce

Dry rubbed ribs, plus step by step grilling instructions and a simple homemade beerbecue sauce. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Grilling
Keyword: barbecued ribs
Servings: 4
Author: A Gouda Life


  • 1 slab St. Louis style pork ribs


  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , grated
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced onion
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sriracha (or more to your taste)
  • 1/2 cup pilsner beer
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper


  • Remove the silverskin (SEE body of post for more info) and any extra fat from the ribs.
  • Thoroughly combine the dry rub then sprinkle it all over the ribs, rubbing on all sides with your fingers. 
  • Cover the ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Beerbeque Sauce: Over medium heat, warm the olive oil then add the onion and garlic sautéing until the onions are soft and translucent, stirring often so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and cook over low heat about 10 minutes until it thickens. Taste it and if you’d like it spicier, add a bit more Sriracha.
  • Preheat the grill to 300°.
  • When the grill is preheated, place the slab on the grates bone side down leaving them about 15 minutes then turning about every 7-10 minutes afterward. Total grilling time: approximately 90 minutes.
  • If you're adding sauce to the ribs on the grill, slather it on the last 5 minutes of grilling time. Slice and serve warm.