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Sprinklin Ribs with Homemade Honey BBQ Sauce

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

This recipe is incredibly easy, yet super satisfying. All you need is some time (about 3.5 hours including prep) and the meat takes care of itself. I've also included my quick homemade sweet BBQ sauce recipe if you feel so inclined to make the sauce from scratch. It is a very easy sauce to make and can hold in the fridge for weeks afterwards if you want to make extra. There isn't really anything quite like it at the grocery store which is why I recommend it. I'm sure you will love it. Though if you want to take it easy, your favourite store-bought sauce will do just fine.



  • 1 rack of pork side or back ribs

  • 3 tbsp yellow mustard (good old French's or Heinz hotdog mustard) (optional)

  • 1/4 cup Original Sprinklin All-Purpose Seasoning


  • 1/3 cup Ketchup

  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar

  • 1tsp Yellow Mustard

  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper

  • 3 tbsp honey


  1. Remove the membrane from the back of your ribs. This allows the seasoning to penetrate both sides of the ribs and makes your finished product more tender. Don't know how? Watch this Youtube video! If you don't do this, it's not the end of the world.

  2. Rub the mustard all over both sides of the ribs. Massage it in with your hands. If you aren't using mustard, just go on ahead to step 3.

  3. Generously sprinkle Orginal Sprinklin all over both sides of the ribs. Sprinkle from up high to distribute evenly. Be generous with the Sprinklin. There should be so much on there that it falls off when you pick up the ribs.

  4. Place your ribs on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Place in oven preheated to 250F and leave them there for 3 hours.

  5. Time to make the sauce! Add all the sauce ingredients to a non-stick pan and warm over medium heat just until sauce begins to boil. Whisk regularly to ensure all ingredients mix well and sauce doesn't burn.

  6. One the sauce has begun to bubble, remove it from heat and transfer to a bowl. Cover and place in the fridge to cool.

  7. After the ribs have been in the oven for 3 hours, remove them and uncover the foil.

  8. Smother the top of the ribs in the BBQ sauce and return to the oven on BROIL until the sauce begins to bubble and caramelize. I like my sauce to be almost burnt. But these are your ribs. Take them out as soon as they look good to you. If you have a BBQ, you can also do this step on the grill on high heat. This will add a nice smokey flavour to your ribs.

  9. Slice the ribs and serve with more BBQ sauce.

We recommend serving your ribs with Southern Slaw. Check out our recipe for Sprinklin Coleslaw Dressing.

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