Passion for Pork

House of Q BBQ Sauce

Sharman - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

IMG_3079At Porkapalooza in June I had the pleasure of meeting Brian Misko of House of Q and tasting his gluten free BBQ sauce. Sweet, savoury, and even some spice, I was instantly addicted.

House of Q launched their bbq sauce and spice line in 2007 and their signature Apple Butter BBQ Sauce has been declared the number one bbq sauce in Alberta twice at the BBQ on the Bow BBQ Championships and the 3rd best bbq sauce in North America at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, Georgia. 

Brian and his wife have created an at-home business with products that are in demand and distributed across the country. Sauce flavours include:

  • Apple Butter BBQ Sauce
  • Slow Smoke Gold BBQ Sauce
  • Sugar and Spice BBQ Sauce 
  • Rock’n Red BBQ Sauce.  

Click here to see a full listing of retail locations in Alberta or across Canada. If you are in Edmonton you can grab a bottle at Acme Meat Market Ltd., Barbecue Country, Easyford Cattle CoMundare Sausage HouseReal Deal Meats Ltd, Smokin’ Iron Farms, and Sunterra Markets – Lendrum



This weekend I modified a House of Q Hurry Up Grilled Pork Ribs recipe, creating a super simple lazy-girl way to cook ribs.  This is what I did:

  1. Start by removing the membrane on the back of the ribs. Lift an edge of the tough film and then use a paper towel to help you grab the membrane. If you have a good grip of it, you can pull the whole thing off in one pull.
  2. Smear your sauce of choice all over the ribs and then coat generously with House of Q House Rub or your own salt/rub combination. Let the rib sit at room temperature for 10 minutes so the rub can start to draw moisture from the meat and stick to the ribs. If you move the ribs too soon, all of the rub will fall off.
  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place ribs in a casserole dish and cover with a lid. I like to use my cast-iron La Crueset pot. Cook for 2 1/2 hours.
  4. If you want to reserve the ribs to cook later in the day or the next day, remove from the pot and allow to cool before storing in the fridge for later use. Otherwise, prepare your grill for low heat.
  5. Brush ribs with additional BBQ Sauce, place on grill, and close the lid. Flip at 5-7 minutes, ribs should be caramelized and lightly grilled. 
  6. Remove the racks from the grill and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut between the bones for each portion and serve.