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Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce

Eva Amurri Martino taste-tests her Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce

Summer can’t really be complete without a rib recipe, now can it? With Labor Day celebrations right around the corner– and tons of Barbecues in between– I thought I would share my favorite ribs recipe, that is really simple…and creates extra rub and sauce to use in the following week! You can even bring some of this rub as a hostess gift…it’s awesome on grilled chicken or even pork chops! 

Eva Amurri Martino's Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce
Eva Amurri Martino's dry rub ribs before adding her Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce and throwing them in the broiler
Eva Amurri Martino paints her Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce onto her dry rub ribs

This barbecue sauce was inspired by the gorgeous stone fruit I’m seeing everywhere this time of year.  The juicy peaches, jewel-like cherries, and gorgeous plums spoke to me.  This BBQ sauce is tangy and sweet, with a great balance of flavors.  I love how you can taste the fruit in it!.

Eva Amurri Martino paints her Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce onto her dry rub ribs
Eva Amurri Martino's Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce

I’m kind of a barbecue fanatic if I’m being honest.  When I was really little, my Mom and I lived in an apartment in New York City right around the corner from a barbecue joint.  We used to eat there pretty often, after my Mom would get off work.  Sometimes I would fall asleep eating ribs, with the sauce all over my face…just nodding off.  LOL.  Then, when I was in elementary school, we spent a stint in Memphis– and I got EDUCATED in barbecue.  It’s still one of my favorite things to eat, and I’m really picky about it. 

Eva Amurri Martino's Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce

Dry Rubbed Ribs Recipe…

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Coleman’s Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp cayenne

This is my first ribs recipe on HEA! There are a couple of different ways you can cook the actual ribs.  I prefer to make them in a slow cooker.  Apply rub generously all over the ribs, place into a covered dish and refrigerate from 2hrs-24hrs. After ribs have marinated, add them to your slow cooker with a cup of water, and cook on high for 4.5 hours.  Then, I paint on the barbecue sauce and broil them for about 6-7 minutes.  You can also grill them, obviously!

Eva Amurri Martino cuts her rack of ribs on a serving dish

Stone Fruit Barbecue Sauce Recipe…

  • 1 ripe peach, pitted and quartered
  • 2 ripe plums, pitted and quartered
  • 8 cherries, pitted
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp salt

Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Cover and turn down heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the fruits break down. Remove cover and simmer until thick (about 5/6 minutes more). Remove from heat. Purée the sauce in a blender (or in a food processor) until smooth. Cool to room temperature before serving. Stores in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Eva Amurri Martino cuts her rack of ribs on a serving dish
Eva Amurri Martino cuts her rack of ribs on a serving dish
Eva Amurri Martino cuts her rack of ribs on a serving dish

I hope you love these recipes, and I’d love to hear if you are a BBQ person or not in the comments below!

Eva Amurri Martino's Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce
Eva Amurri Martino taste-tests her Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce
Eva Amurri Martino taste-tests her Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce
Eva Amurri Martino taste-tests her Dry Rubbed Ribs With Stone Fruit BBQ Sauce

Dry Rubbed Ribs Recipe

Summer can’t really be complete without a rib recipe, now can it? I thought I would share my favorite ribs recipe, that is really simple. You can even bring some of this rub as a hostess gift…it’s awesome on grilled chicken or even pork chops!
Prep Time2 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: BBQ
Author: Happily Eva After

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs ribs 1 full rack or 13 ribs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Coleman's Dry Mustard
  • 1 tsp cayenne

Instructions

  • Apply rub generously all over the ribs.
  • Place into a covered dish and refrigerate for 2hrs-24hrs. (The longer the better!)
  • After ribs have marinated, add them to your slow cooker with a cup of water, and cook on high for 4.5 hours.
  • Paint on the barbecue sauce and broil them for about 6-7 minutes. (You can also grill them!)

Stone Fruit Barbecue Sauce Recipe

This barbecue sauce was inspired by the gorgeous stone fruit I’m seeing everywhere this time of year.  The juicy peaches, jewel-like cherries, and gorgeous plums spoke to me.  This BBQ sauce is tangy and sweet, with a great balance of flavors.  I love how you can taste the fruit in it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Author: Happily Eva After

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe peach pitted, quartered
  • 2 ripe plums pitted, quartered
  • 8 cherries pitted
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 tsp chipotles in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and turn down heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the fruits break down.
  • Remove cover and simmer until thick (about 5/6 minutes more).
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Purée the sauce in a blender (or in a food processor) until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature before serving. 
  • Stores in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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  1. Jen says:

    What kind of ribs do you buy? I have tried the crockpot method before and they were so greasy. I’m thinking maybe I bought the wrong kind? These look amazing! I’d love to try again.

    08.08.19 Reply