Great Tastes of Manitoba

Crowd Pleasin’ Manitoba Pork Back Ribs with Kahlua BBQ Sauce

| Servings: 8

Try these Crowd Pleasin’ Manitoba Pork Back Ribs with a wonderful Barbecue Sauce to baste on the ribs for a feast of flavour.


  • 4 racks pork back ribs

Rib Rub:

  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) EACH paprika and dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) EACH salt, chili powder, ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

Barbecue Sauce:

  • 1+1/2 cup (375 mL) ketchup
  • 1 cup (250 mL) apple juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) Kahlua
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) EACH Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, molasses
  • 1 tbsp EACH Dijon mustard, dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder


  1. Lift and peel membrane from back of each rack of ribs.
  2. In jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all rub spices. Shake well to thoroughly combine. Rub spice mixture generously over both sides of each rack. Cover. Refrigerate up to 12 hours.
  3. Roast ribs on foil-lined baking sheets at 300 F for about 2 hours; turn once or twice. Cover loosely with foil if ribs are browning too quickly.
  4. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine Barbecue Sauce ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered 30 – 40 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove ribs from oven when done.
  6. Finish ribs on a pre-heated barbecue over medium-low heat, 5 – 8 minutes per side, basting frequently with warm sauce.

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