Baby Back Ribs with a Mustard BBQ Sauce


I opened my freezer one afternoon and I saw a bag very neatly wrapped around some sort of meat. To be honest I wasn't quite sure what it was. I opened it up and saw a trimmed rack of ribs! Oh how could I forget about this. I thawed out the rack and decided to do something a bit different by making a mustard based BBQ sauce. 

This was a really nice BBQ sauce that was a total break from the normal tomato based sauces. It was different and provided a really nice, almost crazy, addition to the ribs. I think the sauce would also be amazing on a pulled pork.


  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 0.5 tsp hot sauce
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 0.5 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 0.25 cup diced onion
  • 0.5 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp butter


  1. I put a simple BBQ dry rub on the ribs and let them rest overnight in the fridge. The next afternoon, I lit my Weber Smokey Mountain BBQ smoker to produce a solid 250 degree heat for 3-4 hours.
  2. When there was about an hour or so left for the smoking of the ribs I started making the mustard sauce. It is a very easy sauce to make in that you simply assemble all the ingredients (except the butter), put them in a small sauce pan, and simmer for about 15-30 min stirring often. After the simmer put the sauce into a food processor to smooth it out a bit and add the tablespoon of butter to thicken it up a bit.