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Pork Rib Chops with Sassy Barbecue Sauce

On a long weekend, with the sun shining above your head there's only one thing that compliments the mood of that beautiful day..... you're right! It's a Barbecue party!! This recipe for Pork Rib Chops with Sassy Barbecue Sauce is the happy ending to any day!

May 18th, 2017

Recipe by: Jamie Purviance From: Weber's Greatest Hits, by Jamie Purviance

When time is short, we all reach for preground pepper for quick spice rubs and for store-bought barbecue sauce for serving. But if you are grilling on a lazy weekend, take the time and effort to grind whole peppercorns and make barbecue sauce from scratch and you will be rewarded with superior flavors at the table.
Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook Time
8 To 10 minutes
  • RUB
  • 11/2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 11/2 teaspoons yellow mustard seed
  • 11/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 11/2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
  • 11/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsulfured molasses (not blackstrap)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 bone-in pork rib chops, each 10 to 12 ounces and about 1 inch thick
  • Canola oil
  1. In a spice mill pulse together the peppercorns and mustard seed until coarsely ground. Transfer to a small bowl, add all the remaining rub ingredients, and mix well.

  2. Allow the chops to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.

  3. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  4. Brush the cooking grates clean. Lightly brush the chops on both sides with oil and season evenly with the rub, pressing the spices into the meat. Grill the chops over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until still barely pink in the center, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. Remove the chops from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Reheat the sauce over medium heat. Serve the chops warm with the sauce on the side.

  6. For Sassy Barbecue Sauce - In a small heavy saucepan whisk together all the ingredients. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat, cover, and set aside. (The sauce can be made up to 4 days ahead. Let cool completely, then cover and refrigerate. Warm gently before serving.)

Pork Rib Chops with Sassy Barbecue Sauce
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