"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Outdoor Cooking Forum > BBQ & Smokin' Meats
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2016, 11:34 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Dunstable
Posts: 3
BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe Advice Required.

Hello,

What non-sweet alternative ingredient could I use instead of cola, sugar, syrup, honey, mollases ect to make my BBQ Pork ribs sticky?
I am not a lover of anything sweet.

Thanks & Kind Regards In Advance.

Andy

__________________

__________________
Andy 1967 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 11:45 AM   #2
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,408
Just so I'm understanding your question, you want to make your sauce sticky, but not sweet, is that correct? This is not as easy as it sounds, because most sticky foods also tend to be sweet.

Peanut butter is the first thing that comes to mind...
__________________

__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 12:10 PM   #3
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,360
Why do the ribs need to be sticky?
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 12:18 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 9,878
I also have never been a fan of sweet ribs, but to make them sticky I think you need to have a little of some sort of sugar (as in ketchup etc.).
You know me Andy, I can't tell you my exact recipe for rib sauce but I can give you the ingredients I use. I simmer it till it reduces some.
ketchup
chili sauce (I like Heinz for this)
whiskey
liquid smoke
garlic powder
cumin
We like this sauce for ribs because it's not too sweet.

Whoops I thought I was talking to Andy M.
Welcome to Discuss Cooking, Andy 1967
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 12:27 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,856
Hi and welcome to Discuss Cooking

I would start with minced sautéed onion and garlic and add ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Cook for a bit to reduce. It will have a little sweetness from the ketchup but the Worcestershire and mustard should balance it and make it more savory. Hope this helps.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 12:29 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,856
Just a guess at proportions:

1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
2 cups ketchup
2-3 tsp. Worcestershire
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 12:43 PM   #7
Head Chef
 
medtran49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,097
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Why do the ribs need to be sticky?
They don't. Ours never are because I simply cannot stand most of the commercial sauces, they are too sweet and gloppy. The one commercial sauce I do like is Tom's Mild, it's a mustard based sauce. I can't find anywhere it's sold on-line but they do sell it in Publix if you have those and want to try it. A link to their FB page. https://www.facebook.com/tomsbbqsauce/

Craig usually puts some kind of rub on them I think, though less on the ones for me than for him, and then we sauce after they come off the grill. He also wraps and cooks mine a bit longer than his because I like mine fall off the bone tender and he like a little more bite to his.
__________________
medtran49 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 01:26 PM   #8
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Dunstable
Posts: 3
Thanks ever so for all your replies.
You have all given me some great ideas.

The only reason I asked is because I hate sweet foods.
I don't east candy/sweets/ cookies/biscuits/ice cream/fizzy sweet drinks/cake etc at all.
Due to the fact I ate too much of the above when I was younger and it made be feel 'sickly'
Just in case you were wondering.

Kind Regards
__________________
Andy 1967 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 04:48 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
RPCookin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Logan County, Colorado
Posts: 2,045
Just a thought, molasses is not super sweet. It has some sweetness but a couple of tablespoons of it won't give you a "sweet" sauce, not like the 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brown sugar that many sauces call for.
__________________
Rick
RPCookin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2016, 04:58 PM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,856
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPCookin View Post
Just a thought, molasses is not super sweet. It has some sweetness but a couple of tablespoons of it won't give you a "sweet" sauce, not like the 1/4 to 1/2 cup of brown sugar that many sauces call for.
That's true. And it gives the sauce a deep flavor that's hard to describe, but really delicious
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bbq, pork, pork ribs, recipe, ribs

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.