My favorite sauces for ribs have different bases that make them delicious, and give the ribs a different flavor. Sauce is a great way to add variety to ribs, whether you are grilling and smoking them, baking or broiling them, or simmering in a pot on the top of the stove. Ribs are always best parboiled before grilling and baking to make them tender.
1. Barbeque Sauce-of course, this is one of the favorite sauces for ribs, whether it is homemade or store bought. Most people love this one, and it is the number one favorite sauces for ribs.
2. Honey Mustard Sauce-You can use brown, spicy mustard or a Dijon and mix the honey in and then marinate and baste the ribs while grilling on the smoker or baking in the oven.
3. Sweet and Sour Sauce-You can use store bought sweet and sour or make your own using vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, ketchup and a little cornstarch.
4. Teriyaki style sauce- made with brown sugar, ginger and pineapple juice-This is one of the favorite sauces for ribs that are smoked on the grill.
5. Lemon Garlic Sauce-If you love garlic, this will be one of your favorite sauces for ribs. Use lemon juice and diced garlic to marinate the meat, top with lemon slices, wrap in foil and grill, or bake.
6. Peanut Sauce-This is Thai style ribs and you can buy peanut sauce in the store. You can make your own with peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, vinegar and a little water. Good for grilling, baking, or dipping.
7. Southwestern Spicy Sauce-This sauce uses spicy mustard or barbeque sauce, and then you add chili powder, dried red pepper flakes, ground cloves, and some instant coffee granules. If you like spicy ribs, this will be one of your favorite sauces for ribs, and it is especially good boiled on top the stove and served over rice or spaghetti.
8. Garlic Rosemary Sauce-This is one of my favorite sauces for baking ribs in the oven. Diced garlic, loads of fresh rosemary and Worcestershire sauce, with a little red wine are used as a marinade and baking sauce.
9. Buffalo Ribs-If you like buffalo wings, you all like traditional buffalo ribs, using vinegar, Tabasco, melted butter and basting the ribs while you grill, bake or broil.
10. Beer and Lemon Sauce-The beer and lemon juice tenderizes the ribs when they are grilling or baking, add olive oil for browning and adding a dash of liquid hickory smoke, garlic and onion makes these um, um, good. Also great for slow simmered ribs on the stove.
11. Lemon Pepper Sauce-This is a traditional of the favorite sauces for ribs, using lemon juice, white wine, garlic, onion powder and black ground pepper.
12. Italian Style Rib Sauce-This is one of the favorite sauces for ribs that can be served over rice or spaghetti, using stewed tomatoes, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, basil and oregano, slow simmering with ribs on the top of the stove.
These are just a few of the favorite sauces for ribs. There are dipping sauces you can make, such as horseradish and sour cream sauce, blue cheese and sun-dried tomato sauce, tangy ranch sauce, and just about any combination you can think of can be favorite sauces for ribs.