Spicy, sticky, sweet, and perfect; that’s the best way to describe this Chili Garlic BBQ Ribs Recipe! Serve it up today and get another excuse to heat up the grill.
This bbq ribs recipe is perfectly fine on its own; the ribs are seasoned and after two hours of baking they are so tender the meat just falls off the bone. But that’s not where the recipe stops, no sir.
You then grill the ribs and smother them with this intensely robust chili bbq sauce! This sauce is so delicious and easy to make from scratch. you’re going to love this fall off the bone ribs recipe and the wonderful BBQ sauce that goes with it!
Sauce for BBq Ribs
I’d say this chili garlic bbq sauce ranks right up there as one of the best. The sauce starts with the usual suspects, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, and a little brown sugar. But then you add shallots, four cloves of garlic, and sambal oelek which is a spicy Thai chili paste.
Suddenly your usual and ordinary bbq sauce becomes a crimson sauce of full-bodied flavor! The fact that you can use it in multiple ways and on a variety of meats makes this a bbq sauce that’s worth keeping!
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
- Sambal Oelek
- Brown sugar
- Cider vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
- Baby back rib slabs
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Chili Garlic BBQ Ribs Recipe
- In a bowl, combine the sauce ingredients, and then set it aside.
- Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F.
- In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Rub the seasoning mixture over your rubs and then wrap the ribs in foil and place them onto a baking sheet.
- Bake the ribs in the oven for 2 hours.
- After two hours have elapsed, spray the grill with nonstick cooking spray and preheat it to medium-low (about 325 degrees F).
- Place the ribs, meat side up, onto the grill grates.
- Brush the BBQ sauce over the top and sides of the ribs.
- Close the lid and cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Turn the ribs and baste them with more sauce. Grill for another 5 minutes.
- Repeat the turning and basting process one more time.
- Serve with additional BBQ sauce.
You will want to cook these ribs low and slow. Simply pop them into the oven and let them cook in there for a couple of hours before getting the oven ready. The grill will help to seal in the flavor and add a nice smokey char to the ribs.
Adjust the seasoning in the BBQ sauce to suit your own tastes. Add in more or less chili sauce and garlic.
You will need about 1 cup of the sauce for this recipe. 1.3 of the sauce is for basic and the rest is to serve on the side. This sauce recipe yields plenty so don’t be stingy! Keep the sauce stored in the fridge.
What kind of ribs should I use for this recipe?
I used baby back ribs for this recipe as they are what I prefer to use, but you can use any ribs desired as this sauce will go great with any of them. So grab spareribs or even beef ribs and dig on in!
How do I make my ribs fall off the bone?
With ribs, you’ll often find a “silverskin” underneath the meat right by the back of the bone. This is a thin white membrane that will need to be trimmed and removed before you bake your ribs. If you do not do this then your ribs will turn out tough. carefully run a knife under the skin pull the skin up with your fingers and then discard it. Note that some ribs will come with the silverskin already removed and you could also ask meat counters at the grocery store to remove it on your behalf.
How long is homemade BBQ sauce good for?
If you have leftover BBQ sauce on hand you can keep it stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. This should give you plenty of time to think up new and tasty ways to use it before it expires.
Here are some more great BBQ recipes to try making soon:
- Chicken Nachos With White Alabama BBQ Sauce
- Chipotle Peach BBQ Chicken
- Memphis BBQ Wings
- Pork Kabobs with Balsamic BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Chicken with Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Bacon BLT Sandwich
Chili Garlic BBQ Ribs
These chili garlic BBQ ribs are the perfect blend of smokey, sweet and spicy!
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 small shallot, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup Sambal Oelek
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 slabs baby back ribs
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons pepper
- 4 teaspoon paprika
- Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl; stir and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine salt, pepper and paprika in a small bowl. Rub seasoning over ribs. Wrap ribs in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake ribs for 2 hours.
- After two hours; spray your grill with non-stick spray and heat grill to medium low. Place ribs, meat side up on your grill grates. Brush bbq over tops and sides of ribs. Close the lid and grill for 5-6 minutes. Turn ribs and baste and grill another 5 minutes. Repeat turning and basting process one more time; serve with additional bbq sauce.
- I used Kroger brand products for most of the ingredients listed
Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 10mgSodium 2022mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 1gSugar 26gProtein 4g
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Brushing your teeth in the shower? Now that’s an efficiency I haven’t thought of! Love these ribs!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
That chili bbq sauce sounds amazing! These ribs need to happen this weekend!
Brian Jones says
I love a good rib and sauce, and precooking is a great idea, mostly to save time slaving over the BBQ while the party happens elsewhere! I might keep this for an indulgent winter treat! Thanks for sharing #meltinyourmouth
Rachel @ Simple Seasonal says
This looks finger licking good. Just in time for Labor Day weekend!
Erin @ Thanks for Cookin'! says
I knew someone that brushed her teeth in the shower! It must be a thing. LOL
These ribs look really good…caught my eye right away over at Create Link Inspire 🙂 What else can you use the sambal oelek for?
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
I have tried a million variations of homemade bbq sauces but never found the “right” one. I’m definitely going to try this – looks amazing!!
Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life says
This looks delicious…we might just have to try these for one of our cookouts this weekend!
donna jeffrey says
was wondering can you use coke on these ribs in a slow cooker
Tanya Schroeder says
I cannot say as I have not tried it. The bbq sauce in this recipe is thick and perfect for basting. If you are adding Coke to the sauce, then yes I think it would work.