Red Hot Ribs Rub with Barbecue Sauce

Red Hot Ribs Rub with Barbecue Sauce

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Fire up the grill, we’ve got ribs coming in hot! Give everyone at your backyard bbq something to talk about with this delicious from-scratch rub and homemade barbeque sauce.

Prep according to directions (will anyone guess your secret ingredient is Newman’s Own Salsa?), then cook using your preferred method.

Serves: 4

Prep Time 15 min

Cook Time 30 min

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  • 4 pounds baby back ribs
  • Red Hot Ribs Dry Rub:
  • 1/4 cup seasoned salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground oregano

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1 jar of Newman’s Own® Salsa
  • 1 can tomato sauce (16 oz.)
  • 1 Tbsp Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste



Remove ribs from package. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.


Sift together ingredients for Dry Rub, and rub generously over surface of ribs. Refrigerate for an hour.


As ribs chill, mix ingredients for Barbecue Sauce in saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Cool and set aside.


Grill ribs slowly on indirect heat on until done. Serve with Barbecue Sauce on side.

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