Martina’s BBQ Ribs


Prep Time

30 minutes


Cooking Time

3 1/2 hours




Equipment Needed


cutting board

medium sauté pan


sheet pan


1 small bowl


1 medium bowl




2 – 2 1/2 pounds of baby back ribs 

Liquid Rub:

2 tbsp liquid smoke 

1 tbsp Martina’s Original

Dry Rub:

1/2 cup brown sugar  

2 tbsp black pepper

2 tbsp garlic powder 

2 tbsp onion powder 

1 tbsp cayenne

3 tbsp paprika 

3-4 tbsp Martina’s Fermented Lemon Salt 

BBQ Sauce:

2 tbsp olive oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

2 cups water 

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 cups ketchup

4-6 tbsp Martina’s Original Hot Sauce 

2 tbsp honey 

salt & pepper to taste




Step 1: In a small bowl combine liquid smoke and Martina’s Original Hot Sauce and whisk.

Step 2: Rinse and pat dry ribs. Place the ribs meat side down and remove the thin membrane by pulling away from the bone. 

Step 3: Place ribs in enough foil to cover and place on a sheet pan. Rub both sides of the ribs with liquid mixture and allow to sit.

Step 4: In a medium bowl combined brown sugar, black pepper, garlic powder, 2 tbsp onion powder, cayenne, paprika and Martina’s Lemon Salt. 

Step 5: Preheat over to 250F. Rub seasoning on both sides of the rib. Wrap in foil and bake 3 hours.

Step 6: While ribs are baking, it’s time to make the BBQ sauce. In a sauce pan over medium heat add olive oil and garlic. Cook for about a minute and then add apple cider vinegar, water, brown sugar, ketchup, Martina’s Original, honey, salt and pepper. Mix and cook down for about 2-3 minutes. 

Step 7: Remove ribs after cooking for 3 hours. Increase temperature to 400F. Uncover foil and lather ribs with 1/2 of the BBQ sauce. Place back in the oven and continue cooking for another 30 minutes. 

Serve with the remaining BBQ sauce and ENJOY!!!


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