Recipe by Erin Eastland
Photos by Amy Sheridan

Time to give your ribs a remix.

This rack of ribs recipe with K.O. Ketchup sauce is perfect way to bring a little bit of that sweet and tangy, chipotle flavor into your meal. If you want to go big, serve this up along side some Cube Artisan Foods Four Cheese Mac and Cheese or potato salad. Be sure to grab a pint of beer and a roll of paper towels because it’s gonna get messy.

K.O. Ketchup Rack of Ribs

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 3 hours

Total Time 3 hours, 10 minutes

Serves 4


  • 2 racks baby back ribs, we suggest korabeta pork
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 gallons water
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • SAUCE :
  • 1 1/2 cups K.O. Ketchup
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup dark beer
  • 4 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter


  1. In a large soup pot add the water, brown sugar, salt and ribs.
  2. Bring to a boil, stir to dissolve the sugar and salt, turn down to a simmer and cook for 1 hour.

  1. Preheat the oven to 300.
  2. Make the sauce by adding everything for the sauce except the butter into a medium heavy bottomed saucepan.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Turn down to a simmer and cook until reduced, bubbly and thick (about 20 minutes).
  5. Take off the heat, add in the cold butter and stir to melt.
  6. Set aside.

  1. Take the ribs out of the cooking liquid, let the water drip off and transfer to a sheet pan – meat side up.
  2. Coat both sides with olive oil and bake for 1 hour.
  3. Take the ribs out of the oven and coat both sides liberally with the sauce.

  1. Continue to bake, again meat side up, another hour to an hour and a half.
  2. The meat should be falling off the bone by now, so carefully coat with another thick layer of the remaining sauce.

  1. Let rest about 10 minutes before serving.