Michael LaPidus aka "Papa Q," Owner of Q-BBQ

July 4, 2011 (CHICAGO)

Q-BBQ Sweet Sauce Recipe:

- 3 Cups Brown Sugar
- 6 oz Can of Tomato Paste
- 1 Cup Tomato Sauce
- 1/2 Cup White Vinegar
- 2 T Mustard
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Cup Molasses
- 1 T Garlic Powder
- 1 T Pepper
- 1 T Kosher Salt
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Ground Onion
- 1/2 teaspoon Celery Salt

- Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
- Simmer for 1 hour.

Q-BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe:
- 2.5 lb slab of rib (meatier rib which is a premium)

- Remove the membrane (thin coat of skin) from the back of the ribs
- Let sit and then smoke for 7-hours
- After they come out of the smoker and are ready to be served, coat them in Q-BBQ's signature Sweet Sauce and then run the ribs through a grilling oven. Serve piping hot!
- Alternatives:
- You can also bake the ribs in the oven at 250 degrees for 3-hours, slow and low.
- To grill the ribs, grill for about 25-minutes until internal temperature is about 185 degrees.

Grilling Tip from Papa Q:
When smoking meat, remember the words "Slow and Low". Use a flavored wood like hickory or apple and when you are finished, wrap the meat in plastic to keep the moisture in.

70. S. LaGrange Road
La Grange, IL 60525
[P] 708.482.8700
[F] 708.482.8703

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 11 :00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Featuring traditional Texas-style barbecue, Q-BBQ's chefs make nearly every dish from scratch and specialize in hickory ribs, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, brisket and pulled pork. Q-BBQ is open for lunch and dinner daily in addition to al fresco dining on the patio in the warmer months.

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