Skip to Content

Maple Brown Sugar BBQ Ribs

Maple Brown Sugar BBQ Ribs - The Culinary Compass

These ribs. Let me tell you… they fall of the bone and that barbecue sauce I could put on just about anything.

I’ve made these ribs a few times in the past few years and every time they’ve been demolished.

They are perfect to bring for watching a football game or any sporting event really.

My family has gotten to the point where they’re requesting them for the Masters or Wimbledon… not joking either.

I’ll take any excuse to make them.

Maple Brown Sugar BBQ Ribs 2- The Culinary CompassSlow cooking ribs takes a few hours of your day and some dedication, but it’s absolutely worth it. 

Making your own barbecue sauce makes it even better.

This maple brown sugar barbecue sauce is sweet, but has a kick from the layers of chili sauce and powder as well as the vinegar.

Be sure to save some of the barbecue sauce for yourself to dip the ribs in once they’re done.

If you’re looking for another rib dish to try, why not try these Guinness BBQ Ribs!

These slow roasted Guinness BBQ Ribs are easy to make and are so tender with many layers of flavors.

If you like a little spice, add in more sriracha to give it a kick! 

This sauce would also be great on pulled pork or shredded chicken.

Here’s some great turkey meatballs that you can try it out on or even some slow cooker pulled pork.

Maple Brown Sugar BBQ Ribs

Maple Brown Sugar BBQ Ribs

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

Sweet and tangy maple brown sugar barbecue sauce on slow cooked ribs.


Maple and Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons worcheshire
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 4-5 pounds pork ribs
  • salt and pepper to taste


    For sauce:

    1. Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pot.
    2. Bring to a boil and stir.
    3. Lower temperature to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
    4. Yields 2 cups. Remove 1/2 cup for dipping.

    For ribs:

    1. Preheat oven to 250F.
    2. Salt and pepper both sides of the ribs and place on baking sheet.
    3. Brush both sides of ribs with barbecue sauce and place in oven.
    4. Flip every 30-45 minutes and brush with more barbecue sauce until done, 3.5-4 hours.

    Did you make this recipe?

    Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

    Kyra Savage

    Monday 17th of July 2023

    Is there a way to make the sauce in a microwave and if so how would I do it??


    Saturday 29th of July 2023

    I haven't tried this, but I'd use a microwave safe bowl, add all of the ingredients and make sure it's well stirred, then using 30 second increments, continue to stir and repeat until the sugar is melted.


    Sunday 26th of April 2020

    Way to sweet for only 8 ounces tomato sauce. Doubled the amount of tomato sauce and added more Worcestershire, soy, chilli powder, and paprika and that tamed down the sweetness. Very good after that. I also used this sauce on a picnic roast I smoked to make pulled pork.


    Saturday 11th of April 2020

    Do I cover ribs with foil while baking


    Monday 13th of April 2020

    I do not! I just cover the pan that the ribs are on with foil for easy clean up. Hope you enjoy!

    andrew emmott

    Friday 8th of June 2018

    what size is the can of tomato sauce, pretty please?

    Nicole Baran

    Sunday 4th of March 2018

    What size can of tomato sauce?

    Skip to Recipe