By Jess Semack

Motley Que's Unruly Spare Ribs with That Secret-Sauce Swagger

Motley Que's Unruly Spare Ribs with That Secret-Sauce Swagger

Buckle up, BBQ fanatics! It's time to dive into a rack of ribs like you've never experienced before. We're talking perfect bite, old school fall off the bone, sticky, sweet, and smoky spare ribs slathered in a Motley Que BEST ON THE PLANET sauce that packs a punch with a secret ingredient that'll have you guessing and begging for more.

Ingredients for Ribs:
  • 2 racks of spare ribs (these are the canvas for our BBQ masterpiece)
  • A generous dusting of Motley Que's Maple Fixx (because average just isn't in our vocabulary)

For the Secret-Sauce Swagger:
Sticky Fixx and...... something we loved to cook with in the 90s
  for the grand reveal... 1/2 cup of cola! (Yes, cola – it's our secret weapon for depth and a hint of mischief)

Rib-Revving Instructions:

1. Prep with Pep: Start by removing the membrane from the back of your ribs (a little BBQ TLC "creep"). Pat them dry, then give them a good dust up with Motley Que's Maple Fixx. Let them sit and soak up all that goodness.

2. Low and Slow: Preheat your grill or smoker to a steady 225°F (107°C). This isn't a race; it's a slow dance for maximum flavour infusion.

3. Secret-Sauce Simmer: While those ribs start to tenderize, combine your Sticky Fixx and Cola in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until it's as smooth as your favourite tune, then let it simmer until thickened.

4. Baste and Embrace: After a couple of hours, start basting your ribs with that secret sauce every 30 minutes. 

5. Grill to Thrill: After about 4-5 hours, when the meat is so tender it's practically serenading you, give it one final baste. Let it caramelize for that Sticky finish that's the hallmark of a Motley Que masterpiece.

6. Rest, Slice, and Revel: Let those ribs rest (if you can resist), then slice between the bones. Serve with a side of that secret sauce for dipping, and watch as your guests try to unravel the mystery of the flavour.

And there you have it, the Motley Que way to spare rib supremacy. It's not just BBQ; it's a flavour adventure with a twist that'll keep 'em coming back for more. Fire up those grills and let the saucy secrets unfold! My mom use to say " These are the BEST MESS" as Mrs. Motley was all smiles.