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Sonoma Market

Sonoma, CA 95476
6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
(707) 996-3411
rack em up ribs with sides

Rack ’em Up Ribs

Prep time:
2-2½ hours
Cook time:
2-2½ hours
4-6 servings
2 out of 5

Grilled low and slow with a homemade rub and barbecue sauce, these mouthwatering ribs are as authentic as it gets!


  • 2 whole slabs pork baby back ribs

Rib Rub:

  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 quart ketchup
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon onion salt


Preheat grill to approximately 350°F.
In a work bowl, combine all rib rub ingredients to form a paste. Rub the paste on the ribs until thoroughly coated, then let ribs rest for 2 hours. 

Place ribs on the grill over indirect heat and lower grill temperature to 250°F. Cook for approximately 1½-2 hours, until the internal temperature reaches 180°F. For optimal tenderness, keep the internal temperature between 180-190°F for an additional 30 minutes.

For the barbecue sauce, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Generously brush sauce onto the ribs. Being careful not to burn the sauce, grill over indirect heat for another 5-10 minutes, or until the sauce glazes and the meat pulls away from the bone.

Extra sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 month.

  • rack em up ribs with sides