Balsamic Vinegar Barbecue Pork Ribs

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Tender pork ribs are perfectly seasoned with a spicy dry rub, and coated with a sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar barbecue sauce. The perfect summer grilling recipe!


  • 1 full slab pork ribs thin membrane removed

Dry Rub

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

Balsamic Reduction Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Kansas City barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup ketchup


  1. In small bowl mix brown sugar, cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne. Rub on both sides of the ribs, cover with wrap and place in refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
  2. In small saucepan heat balsamic vinegar, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Dijon mustard and ketchup. Simmer for 30 minutes; stirring frequently.
  3. Remove ribs from the foil. Cook ribs over indirect low heat (225 degrees) for 2-3 hours. Baste, flip and rotate the slab every 20-30 minutes. Serve extra sauce with the ribs.


Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the ribs, the amount of heat on the grill, size of the pit and number of slabs.

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