Mexican BBQ Ribs

Mexican BBQ Ribs mash  up the best of Tex-Mex and Southern pit barbecue with delicious smoked  ribs  coated in a Mexican inspired BBQ sauce.
Mexican BBQ Ribs

Mexican BBQ Ribs

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Mexican BBQ Ribs is my recipe of the day as part of the food blogger event BBQ Week. We’ve been getting together every year now for several years. We like sharing our favorite grilling recipes and/or sides for the backyard bbq. Glad you could join us!

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Mexican BBQ Ribs

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Mexican BBQ Ribs

Mexican BBQ Ribs

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Mexican BBQ Ribs

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Mexican BBQ Ribs

Sue Lau
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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish, sauces
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southern
Servings 9
Calories 119 kcal


  • 1 pound tomatillos husked, cored and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 8 ounces taco sauce
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 ounces barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • Combine ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until thick.
  • Brush onto smoked ribs or other barbecued meats of your choice.


yield 36 ounces sauce (4.5 cups)
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Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0.03mgSodium: 623mgPotassium: 402mgFiber: 3gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 911IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword BBQ Sauce from scratch
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