Mustard based sauces are definitively South Carolina. This one will definitely satisfy your needs. This is for the big fatty ribs, not the baby backs. Do not trim the fat from the ribs. This method renders out fat and keeps ribs moist. If you do not have a smoker available, this can also be done in the oven.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, lemon juice, white vinegar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses and mustard. Season with granulated garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, white pepper and cayenne pepper, and mix well. Set aside.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill or smoker to 225 to 250 degrees F (110 to 120 degrees C).

  • Rub ribs liberally with barbeque seasoning, then place them in the smoker or grill, and cover. Cook for 4 hours, or until very tender. The meat will easily separate from the bone. Baste ribs with mustard sauce liberally during the final 30 minutes. Heat remaining sauce to a boil, and serve on the side.

Nutrition Facts

750 calories; protein 48.8g 98% DV; carbohydrates 24g 8% DV; fat 50.5g 78% DV; cholesterol 192.4mg 64% DV; sodium 3406.2mg 136% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I really enjoyed your recipe it was very tasy and a little spice and my family loves spicy foods but it wasn't over spicy I thought it was very exclent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2005
Dissapointing. Tasted like mustard but not like the Carolina bbq sauces I recall. I will stick to the Carolina Treat branded bottled sauce for now. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
02/13/2005
Dissapointing. Tasted like mustard but not like the Carolina bbq sauces I recall. I will stick to the Carolina Treat branded bottled sauce for now. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I really enjoyed your recipe it was very tasy and a little spice and my family loves spicy foods but it wasn't over spicy I thought it was very exclent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2004
The good bbq coming out of South Carolina uses the type sauce referred to as "old style." That is the best. There are some ketchupy sauces used in the upstate and the some commercial folks use a mustard base neither of of which should be used with pork. For the real deal stick with "old style." Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
I loved the sauce! I used a coarse grain deli sauce for the mustard and it was great! For the bbq seasoning I used Emeril's Rib Rub...the outcome was YUM! Finger-Lickin' Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/23/2004
Not our style. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2006
I was raised on Texas BBQ but these ribs are one of the best I have ever made....I made them in the crockpot and they came out perfect cooked on high for 4 hours Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2012
Super good! I'll use this recipe in my regular grilling rotation from now on! Thanks for submitting this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2009
The mustard overwhelmed the other flavors. I'm thinking it might have been the type of mustard I used. It was prepared hot mustard although; I didn t think it was hot in the least. It did however have a very strong flavor. My husband liked this sauce so will try this recipe again. I will use a different type of mustard perhaps yellow spicy brown Dijon; any suggestions? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
Best mustard based marinade ever prepared!!! This recipe will become a new highlight at a lot of North-Germany s barecues! Thanx. Sebastian1975 Read More
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