How to Make Texas Roadhouse Killer Ribs

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Texas Roadhouse Killer Ribs

While the company does not divulge their exact secret recipe, it's possible to make a dish very similar to Texas Roadhouse ribs at home by knowing the cooking process and a blend of spices that replicates the restaurant dish.[1] Recreating a copycat Texas Roadhouse ribs recipe at home is somewhat easier than emulating ribs from other popular restaurants as Texas Roadhouse sells their rib seasoning both online and in their restaurants.[2] If you don't have a jar of Texas Roadhouse Rib Seasoning on hand, however, you can make a similar dry rub yourself.

To make this Texas Roadhouse Killer Ribs recipe, the meat is scored while frozen, seasoned, and baked at a low heat for several hours. To finish the process, the ribs are grilled and BBQ sauce is applied.[3]

Serves: 2

Start to finish: 6 hours (active time: 45 minutes)

Texas-Roadhouse-Ribs.jpgCreative Commons photo by Krista
Offered by Texas Roadhouse[4]
Customer service phone (800) TEX-ROAD[5]
Served as Main course[4]
Main ingredients Ribs, barbecue sauce[3]
Cooking method Baking and grilling[3]
Similar to Slow-cooked ribs[3]
Author Susan MacDowell

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Texas Roadhouse Ribs Ingredients

  • 1 slab pork loin ribs, frozen[3]
  • 1/4 cup Texas Roadhouse rib seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup liquid smoke[3]
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh onion
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground fresh black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Texas Roadhouse Ribs Recipe

  1. Score the frozen ribs several times on the back of the rack.[3]
  2. Allow to thaw overnight.
  3. Rub 1/8 cup of the Texas Roadhouse rib seasoning over each side of the ribs. Use additional seasoning if needed to cover each side of the ribs. Allow to marinate in the seasoning for 24-48 hours.[6]
  4. Preheat oven to 275 F. Place a wire rack in a large shallow pan large enough to hold the rack of ribs.
  5. Combine the water and liquid smoke in the large pan. Mix well.
  6. Place the ribs in the pan on top of the wire rack. Do not allow the ribs to touch the water-liquid smoke mixture. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for about five hours. Cook until the ribs nearly fall off the bone.
  8. While the ribs are cooking, saute the onion in vegetable oil in a saucepan. When the onion is soft, add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and simmer for an hour over low heat, until thickened.
  9. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill.
  10. Grill covered for about four minutes on each side. Brush with BBQ sauce, then flip to allow the sauce to caramelize. Repeat with the other side. Serve.[1]

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Ribs

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Killer Ribs


  • For the full Texas Roadhouse experience, prepare the ribs and serve them in a basket along with steak fries the way the dish is served at the restaurant.[4]
  • If you don't have Texas Roadhouse Rib Seasoning, you can substitute a dry rub made from 2 tablespoons paprika, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 tablespoons salt, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 2 teaspoons black pepper. While the ribs are best served freshly prepared, any leftovers can be stored for up to a week in a refrigerator.

Also See: How to Make Texas Roadhouse Fried Pickles, How to Make a Texas Roadhouse Cactus Blossom, How to Make Texas Roadhouse Rolls, How to Make T.G.I. Friday's Potato Skins, How to Make Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole, How to Make KFC Cole Slaw, How to Make a Bloomin' Onion


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