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Bacon Glazed Spare Ribs Recipe Dibs on Ribs

This weekend we had a craving for ribs. Cooked on the grill, glazed with a bacon bbq sauce and so delicious the kiddos couldn’t stop eating them!

Inspired by the Dibs on My Ribs Pork Recipe Cook-off, I marinated the ribs in McCormick’s Bourbon and Brown Sugar marinade while I made an easy sauce to drench them in. It’s so easy you can try this at home!

dibs on ribs

Bacon Glazed Spare Ribs


Ribs (I used Tyson Pork Spare Ribs. I used a 6 lb. slab)
1 cup Kraft Original BBQ sauce
McCormick Grill Mates Bourbon and Brown Sugar Seasoning
6 pieces bacon, cooked with 1/3 cup fat reserveed
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Water
1 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. deli mustard
8 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. flour


1. Score membrane on the back of ribs.

2.) Mix the McCormick’s Bourbon and Brown Sugar seasoning according to directions and marinade the ribs in it.

2.) Cook bacon until crisp, reserve 1/3 cup bacon fat.

3.) In the reserved bacon fat, saute the onion until tender and brown.

4.) Crumble bacon into onion mixture and add 1 Cup Kraft Original BBQ Sauce. Stir well.

5. In a medium bowl mix together red wine vinegar, 1 cup water, deli mustard, brown sugar and salt.

6.) Pour red wine mixture into Kraft BBQ, Bacon and onion mixture and stir until well blended.

7.) Slowly stir in flour.

8.) Simmer until desired consistency.

 Yield is 3 cups.  Use what you choose and refrigerate the rest to use later.  It can be heated in the microwave.

Your sauce will look something like this:

BBQ sauce

Remove slab of ribs from marinade and place on hot grill. Then smother with sauce, often.

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When the ribs are ready, flip them over and repeat the process, adding more sauce.

bbq sauce recipe

I cooked ours until they were a minimum of 145 degrees (we like ours around 160 degrees). I then sliced them into individual ribs, making it easy for guests and the kiddos.

dibs on ribs

Serve and enjoy!

dibs on ribs


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