Sriracha BBQ Sauce

I spotted pork ribs on sale the other day. That can only mean one thing: St. Louis-style ribs. I smoked them 3-2-1 style, which results in great tender ribs that are packed with flavor by themselves. I like to sauce my ribs just before I pull them off of the smoker, giving the sauce a bit of time to set up. I wanted a spicy sauce, but not too spicy. This Sriracha BBQ sauce is the perfect combination of heat with just a bit of sweet. But definitely not too much sweetness.
Sriracha BBQ SauceI used ketchup in this Sriracha BBQ sauce, but you can substitute tomato sauce for a slightly different texture that is a bit thinner. Either way you can’t go wrong with it. It’s great no matter where you use BBQ sauce, from great 3-2-1 ribs to grilled chicken.

Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Course Sauce
Cuisine American


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha Sauce / Rooster Sauce
  • 1 fresh red chile pepper finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed crushed
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Stir in the onion, garlic, red chile pepper, brown sugar, and fennel seeds, and cook until onion is tender and sugar has melted.
  • Mix in ketchup and soy sauce.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, add in Sriracha Sauce / Rooster Sauce and simmer 10 minutes.

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