Texas BBQ Glaze For Perfect Barbecue Ribs

Made in minutes, my Texas BBQ glaze always hits the spot when it comes to finishing off ribs. Deliciously sweet with a hint of mustard spice, it coats and colors making it absolutely irresistable.

Texas Barbecue Glaze

Normally I to use a rub (click here for the whole barbeque ribs recipe) in the first stages of preparation but if you're looking for a simple tasty finish then this one delivers and it isn't difficult to do.

That said I do want to be clear before we go any further that I have named this glaze because of the ingredients contained therein and not because the influences for the recipe have come directly from Texas.

Many will argue that a BBQ sauce in Texas is brown and less viscous, in fact more like a gravy....well you'd probably be right. But cooking is all about taking traditional stuff and moving that one step further and that's what I've tried to do here.

So I hope that you like it even if you do think the "Texas BBQ glaze" description something of a stretch.

It's really just a matter of throwing all the ingredients in a pan and don't be scared by the amount of sugar - it's this sugar that makes it such and thick gloopy glaze.

It adds great color to the ribs and makes a sticky mess – fantastic!

Yield:- 1 pint or 480ml

Preparation Time:- 5 mins
Cooking Time:- 10 mins

Total Time:- 15 mins


  • 60 ml or 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 60 ml or 4 tablespoons English mustard
  • 75 ml or 5 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 240g or 1 cup brown sugar


Mix everything together in a saucepan and warm through for about 15 minutes so that the sugar dissolves. This may take some warming to help the dissolving.

As stated above, apply the glaze over the the last 10 or 15 minutes of cooking and this is just enough time for the glaze to deliver the flavor without getting any caramelization or burning.

When done, remove the ribs from the smoker and allow to stand for 20 minutes - this time will allow the glaze to "set". Now slice, serve and prepare for really sticky fingers!

See Also:-

Homemade BBQ Sauce
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