Submitted by: Veronica Gantley
I have never had a St Louis sauce before, this one is fantastic. Generally when I have ribs, I use my ketchup based barbecue sauce or a store bought brand. So when I noticed the recipe had tomatoes, I was a bit skeptical. One taste however and all skepticism went out the window! This was such a flavorful recipe anyone can make. This is a do again recipe for sure.
St Louis Style Ribs
- 4 slices bacon, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chipolte chili powder
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 can (28 oz) diced San Marzano tomatoes
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3 tablespoons dark molasses
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 6-8 country-style ribs (about 4 lbs)
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Heat bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook stirring until the fat is rendered about 8 minutes.
- Add chili pepper, garlic, and onion, cook stirring until soft about 10 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, sugar, molasses, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat allow to cool slightly before adding to food processor.
- Blend in batches if necessary.
- In a 12 inch skillet, Season ribs with salt and pepper. Cook on medium high until ribs are brown on both sides. Working in batches cook about 8 minutes.
- Transfer ribs to a 9 x 13 baking dish and pour the sauce over the ribs.
- Bake ribs for about an hour.