Best Odds Rib Sauce

Best Odds Rib Sauce
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Ratings (15)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
61 Calories
1g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a classic barbecue sauce for ribs. The combination of flavors enhances the flavor of the ribs but doesn't overpower them. If you add this sauce to ribs while they are still cooking make sure it doesn't burn. The sauce should be rich and thick, not black and burned.


  • 2 cans/16 oz/240 mL tomato sauce (2 x 8-ounce cans)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL paprika
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL mustard (​dry)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL basil (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients.

  2. Serve sauce warm on the table as a condiment, or brush it lightly onto ribs about 15 minutes before you remove them from the smoker or grill.

  3. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days after preparation.