Rib Glaze help?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sniltz, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. sniltz

    sniltz Meat Mopper

    I am doing another competition this weekend and am looking for a good rib glaze. I know competition ribs are very sweet but, would like to find a good finishing glaze. Want to keep it simple while not over powering.
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am partial to maple anyway, and when Disco cooks people smile.....


    You might check out his glaze on a recent set of cured ribs. I have some ribs I just put in the cure, I am planing to try it myself.

    Just a thought. If nothing else it might give you an inspiration of your own.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Foamheart is being kind. This is actually a ham glaze that I put on ribs for an experiment. We love it and I now use it frequently to please She Who Must Be Obeyed but it isn't traditional. If you use it at a competition, it is not a KC sauce, a St Louis sauce or a Carolina sauce, it is a Canadian Maple Syrup glaze so, while it tastes great, it will be different from what they are used to.

  4. sniltz

    sniltz Meat Mopper

    I think I have a good glaze. I take my Western NC vinegar sauce and cattleman texas smokey bbq sauce and mix. That makes a good vinegary and sweet sauce then add a 1/4 cup of light karo syrup, 1/4 cup of apple jelly, and 1/4 cup of agave nectar. Heat to a simmer then place in a blender and blend well. Makes a good tangy, sweet sauce that coats good. Was just wandering if anyone else had a better one.
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks Flyboys...I been using that one awhile. Does a nice job and with the addition of the Vinegar, Ketchup and Mustard will satisfy most folks. You can adjust the Sweet/Sour to your taste...JJ

  6. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    I am partial to my sauce :). definitely sweet with a little something extra(it's the cinnamon)  

    for competition you may want to tone down the amount honey and layer it a few times to build up to your taste.


    Jack Daniels Sweet and Tangy rib glaze


    1 bottle

    • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
    • 1/4 cup JD
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 1oz soy
    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 3 tbs worchestershire
    • 2 tbs apple Cider vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

    place all ingredients into into a sauce pan. simmer until sauce is reduced to about half. 20 mins or so.

    place contents into blender and mix 


    let sit for 2 days before serving.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2013

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