Sassy Sambal BBQ Ribs
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These smokey barbecued ribs have some kick to them thanks to red chili sauce. They taste better smoked after they have been cooked in the oven, but they can also be grilled slowly over lower heat as well.
Recipe type: Meat
Cuisine: Far East
Serves: 8
  • ½ Cup Light brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup Paprika
  • 2 Racks Pork baby back ribs, cut in half
  • 1 Can Beer
  • Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
  • ½ Cup Onion, chopped
  • ½ Cup Yellow Pepper, diced
  • 2 Cups Ketchup
  • ¼ Cup Sambal Chili Sauce
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Teriyaki Baste & Glaze with honey and pineapple
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. For rub, combine paprika and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Place ribs on a jelly roll pan lined with foil.
  4. Sprinkle mixture over both sides of ribs and let rest at room temperature for one hour.
  5. Pour beer around ribs, cover pan with foil and carefully place in oven and cook for 90 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, add oil to a medium saucepan and turn heat to medium.
  7. Add onion and pepper, then saute for 3-4 minutes or until softened.
  8. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine, and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes or until sugar has melted and sauce has thickened slightly.
  9. Brush sauce liberally over cooked ribs, then place ribs on grill away from the heat. Cover and let cook for 10-15 minutes or until ribs are tender and sauce has baked on to ribs.
  10. Serve with additional sauce on the side.
Add wood chips to hot coals if using charcoal to add a nice smokey flavor to ribs.
Recipe by Little Rusted Ladle at