Cajun Ribs With Rum BBQ Molasses Sauce

Servings 4



  • 1 rack Copperwood pork ribs

For the Cajun Rub

  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper

For the dark BBQ rum sauce

  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup rum
  • ¼ cup Molasses
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Salt to taste



  • 1. Mix all the BBQ sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • 2. Remove excess fat and the tough outer membrane from the ribs. Score bone side lightly in a cross-hatch pattern with a knife for extra flavor from the seasonings.
  • 3. Combine all the Cajun rub ingredients in a bowl and stir well.
  • 4. Pack the rub generously on both sides of the ribs and marinate for at least 2 hours.
  • 5. Bring the ribs to room temperature before cooking. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 6. Cover the ribs with foil and bake for 2 ½ – 3 hours or until the meat is tender and the internal temperature registers 150°F.
  • 7. Heat the rum BBQ sauce just until it thickens. Pour over ribs and serve with sides of your choice.

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