Best spare rib sauce

    45 min

    Here's a delectable sauce for spare ribs! Just keep basting them while they cook, and you'll be wanting ribs every night!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce
    • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 225ml (8 fl oz) freshly brewed coffee
    • 2 dessertspoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 3 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
    • 300g (11 oz) honey
    • 1 dessertspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 140g (5 oz) tomato purée
    • 110g (4 oz) passata

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, combine the Tabasco, lime juice, coffee, sugar, whiskey, honey, Worcestershire sauce, tomato purée and pasatta. Mix together well and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.

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    I was a little skeptical, but this turned out fantastic. However, because others found it too sweet & thin, I omitted the brown sugar & used only 3/4 cup honey, and changed the tomato sauce to 3/4 cup tomato paste & 1/4 cup tomato sauce. I also made the coffee extra-strong & used only 1/2 cup. This made the sauce a perfect consistency, and it was still quite sweet. Try it!  -  16 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    i like it!!!  -  03 Jul 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I omitted the bourbon because i had none on hand and added onion and garlic. Iprecooked my ribs for a couple of hours in the oven then basted them on the bbq. This was quite possibly the best rib recipe ever, its our new favourite.  -  17 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)