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Rum and Mustard BBQ Pork Ribs

These are the most succulent, flavorful pork ribs. Seasoned with a dry rub, they are oven roasted and then grilled with a rum and mustard BBQ sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 35 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Pork
Cuisine: American, Grilling
Keyword: BBQ Pork Ribs, how to make bbq pork ribs, how to make oven-baked pork ribs, how to make rum and mustard bbq sauce, Oven Roasted Pork Ribs, Pork Ribs, Rum and Mustard BBQ Pork Ribs
Servings: 6
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Enri


  • 2 3-pound each racks of pork ribs
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallions finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rum


  • Preheat the oven to 250˚F.
  • In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the dry rub: paprika, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, salt, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Dry the ribs with paper towels, peel the thin membrane that covers the bone side and discard it. Cut the rack into 2 pieces.
  • Place the ribs in an aluminum foil covered baking sheet.
  • Season the ribs on both sides, with the dry rub. Be as generous as you can on the meat side.
  • Cover the ribs with aluminum foil and seal them.
  • Bake for 1½ hour until the meat thermometer marks 155˚F-160˚F.
  • In the meantime, in a small pot over medium heat, add the oil and sauté the onion, scallion and garlic, until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, the rest of the sugar, mustard, water and rum, stir and bring to boil.
  • Once it boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Reserve.
  • Preheat a charcoal grill.
  • Place the cooked ribs on the grill, over indirect fire and brush them both sides, with abundant rum and mustard BBQ sauce.
  • Grill covered for 5 minutes.



Serving: 300g | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1070mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2015IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg