Mom's BBQ Sauce (For Grilled Ribs)

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I thought I had lost this! I loved the smell of this cooking on the stove. It brings back memories of my parents and their friends making this when we spent summers in Long Beach Island, NJ. You can adjust for the amount of sauce you need. I just adjusted to make 2-3 cups for 2 packages of ribs (about 4-5 lbs.) and I used Splenda brown sugar for my husband.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown onions in butter in bottom of a large saucepan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Use this to marinate ribs that have been par boiled for 20 minutes. Marinate several hours and then grill!


Most Helpful

This is a great recipe. I used chipotle chiles instead of mustard, and then added honey to sweeten it a little more, and it was great - first sweet, then spicy! I also cut it down to one-sixth, which was enough for a family of four.

Kristi K May 30, 2009

This is a sweet sauce with a little bite from the vinegar and mustard that flavors it well. We loved it on our ribs on the grill. I added the prepared sauce half way through cooking, then again about 10 minutes before taking off the grill and we used some of the sauce to dip our ribs in while eating too. Very tasty and a sauce I will be making again, as we really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing your mom's recipe with us Oolala! Made for My-3-Chefs 2008

Linda's Busy Kitchen June 17, 2008

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