Barbecued ribs demand the best thick and sticky sauces that coat the meat nicely and will stay on them when you serve the BBQ ribs hot. Most of the tomato-based sauces, like apple BBQ sauce and mango BBQ sauce, are good for ribs. However, you can also have many variations in rib sauces to add a special flavor to your barbecue menu. Below are the top five sauces that go well with BBQ ribs.
Classic BBQ Rib Sauce
You can prepare this thick and rich BBQ sauce with some ketchup, sugar, and spices. Adding liquid smoke to the sauce will give you a true BBQ taste. The classic rib sauce cooks slowly on the ribs, which ensures that it sinks into the pores of the meat nicely and creates a sticky crust on the ribs surface. You can keep the sauce in the fridge for around a week.
Kansas City Rib Sauce
Kansas City BBQ sauce is known for its thick tomato flavors, and both sweetness and spiciness. It gives a rich and shiny coat on the barbecued meats, giving the ribs a sticky texture and the sweetness of tomatoes and sugar. Just remember that any sauce with sugar content will burn at high temperatures, so you may have to wait for the ribs to be cooked when applying the sauce.
This sauce uses smoked jalapeños instead of going for liquid smoke to give you the authentic BBQ flavor. The charred flavor of chipotles blends well with ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce, and brings strong flavors to the table. You can keep the sauce in the fridge for around 1 week and reheat it when using on BBQ ribs as needed. You can even use this barbecue sauce for ribs that are not smoked.
Best Odds Rib Sauce
This classic BBQ sauce is specially created to give you great barbecue ribs. You can simply prepare the sauce with some tomato sauce, paprika, mustard, garlic powder, vinegar, onion powder. Simmer the ingredients until they are rich and thick, and season it with some cayenne pepper, black pepper, basil, and salt. You can keep the BBQ sauce in the fridge for around 5 days and use it later as needed.
This bourbon-based BBQ sauce has a rich history and stands true to its legacy with great flavors. You can prepare the sweet tomato-based sauce with ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Make the sauce at least a couple of days before your BBQ party, so that the whiskey flavors blend well in the sauce and become mellow. You can serve the sauce at the side too for a delightful experience.