BBQ Mustard Ribs are grilled up to perfection with a delicious homemade mustard barbecue sauce. A tender, juicy and delicious meal for tailgating, weekend cookouts and easy enough for busy weeknights.
BBQ Mustard Ribs
Baby back ribs are my favorite on the grill. We use hickory to give them that delicious smoky flavor and our homemade Mustard BBQ Sauce for a sweet and savory tang that you are going to find irresistible.
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Just take me to the recipe! If you are just looking for that printable recipe card, scroll on down to the very bottom and you’ll find the full ingredients and instructions. Otherwise, read on for the step by step photos to make these delicious ribs on the grill.
How to Make BBQ Mustard Ribs:
Pat ribs dry with paper towels and place on a clean baking sheet.
Brush liberally with Mustard BBQ Sauce and allow to rest while you get the grill or smoker going with a 300° fire.
Place the ribs, bone side down over indirect heat.
Cook for 1 1/2- 2 hours or until ribs reach a minimum of 145° and for the most tender ribs cook to 190°.
Remove from grill and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.
The homemade Mustard BBQ Sauce is sweet and savory with brown sugar, onion flakes and rosemary. It really caramelizes on the ribs for an amazing flavor combination. It just takes a few minutes to mix up this amazing sauce and you’ll be loving it on more than just these ribs!
For the Mustard BBQ Sauce you will need:
- Prepared Yellow Mustard
- Brown Sugar
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Onion Flakes
- Kosher Salt
For full recipe and instructions, visit our Mustard BBQ Sauce recipe.
More Rib Recipes to Try:
Smoked Baby Back Ribs with a fantastic garlic and herb rub that will knock your socks off. This is a super simple recipe to add to your grilling plans.
Dr Pepper Barbecue Ribs are smothered in our delicious Dr Pepper Barbecue Sauce and are always a crowd favorite.
Smoked Beef Ribs are marinated in a brown sugar and coffee marinade for the most flavorful and tender short ribs that you’ve ever tried.
Smoked Spare Ribs are so good that they don’t even need sauce. Great for cookouts and barbecues.
These Maple Glazed Ribs are incredibly delicious. With a quick and easy real maple marinade, everyone will be begging for more.
Side Dishes to Serve with Ribs:
Creamy Coleslaw is always a great side dish with anything barbecue or grilled. This is my tried and true recipe that everyone loves.
Creamy Dill Potato Salad is a great make ahead side for just about any meal and it’s so good with the mustard bbq!
The Best Macaroni Salad has crunchy vegetables and a sweet and creamy dressing that is a flavorful addition to any meal. We make this for every holiday and family get together, it’s a must-try.
Skillet Cornbread is my go-to for a quick bread to serve with any meal. It’s slightly sweet and has a crunchy crust from baking in a cast iron skillet. So good!
We like to grill 2 racks of ribs at once so that we have them for an easy meal later in the week. Grilling on the weekend is my favorite kind of meal prep.
It’s just as easy to grill two racks of ribs or two whole chickens as it is one. Then we have at least one or two meals that we can make from the extra on busy weeknights.
What is the difference in baby back ribs and spare ribs?
Baby back ribs are more tender and and a little more lean than spare ribs but often cost a little more. Baby back ribs are from where the rib and spine meet after the loin has been taken out.
Use either kind of ribs for this recipe, both are going to be flavorful, tender and delicious. We generally just pick up what is available when we go to the store, but baby backs are my favorite.
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- 2 racks baby back ribs (about 4-6 pounds each)
- 1 cup Mustard BBQ Sauce
- Pat ribs dry with paper towels and place on a clean baking sheet.
- Brush liberally with Mustard BBQ Sauce and set aside.
- Prepare grill or smoker to 300° fire.
- Place ribs over indirect heat and cook for 1 - 1/2 hours or until internal temperature is a minimum of 145°. For the most tender ribs, cook to a temperature of about 190°.
- Remove from grill and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 587mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 19g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.