Judge Greg Mathis' Pork Ribs with Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Judge Greg Mathis' Pork Ribs with Spicy Barbecue Sauce
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  • 2Servings


  • 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 1 1/2- to 2-inch-thick pork ribs (about eight pounds total)
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup steak sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard


In a large bowl, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar, the corn syrup and grill seasoning; season with salt and pepper. Add the ribs, submerging the meat as much as possible. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . In a medium bowl, make the barbecue sauce: Stir together the ketchup, steak sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, hot sauce, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt, the remaining 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup water.

In a baking dish, place the ribs side by side; pour in 1/4 cup water. Cover and bake until cooked through, 1 hour.

Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium. Brush the ribs with the barbecue sauce and grill, turning frequently, until browned, about 10 minutes.