Barbequed Ribs Recipe -
Barbequed Ribs Recipe
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Barbequed Ribs

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"Two day ribs, but worth the effort. Baked and marinated with a rub overnight, then grilled with barbecue sauce."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    11 hrs 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Place ribs on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Scatter 4 cloves of sliced garlic over ribs. Cover, and bake for 2 1/2 hours. Cool slightly.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together white sugar, paprika, salt, black pepper, chili powder, and ground cumin. Rub spices over cooled ribs. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix together brown sugar, cider vinegar, ketchup, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, onion, dry mustard, and 1 clove garlic. Simmer over medium-low heat, uncovered, for 1 hour. Reserve a small amount for basting; the remainder is a dipping sauce.
  4. Preheat grill for medium heat.
  5. Place ribs on grill. Grill, covered, for about 12 minutes, basting with the reserved sauce, until nicely browned and glazed. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 20, 2006

Believe the hype-- these were fantastic! I don't have a grill so for the grill part, I just put them in the oven at 350 degrees, basting frequently. As recommended, I made double the sauce and didn't leave it over for dipping--- I just slathered the whole amount on there throughout basting! The first time, I didn't listen to others advice and only made the standard amount of sauce. Big mistake! Make double!The sauce was finger-licking good (I mean literally) and I was so pleased that I made my own sauce. No more store-bought-- this one's a keeper! As other people mentioned, I also added a bit of chili pepper flakes for some heat, and it was the perfect balance. Thanks for the recipe for these tender, delicious ribs!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 22, 2010

Not worth the effort. I wasn't a huge fan of the combo of spices in the rub. Also, I might have used the wrong type of chili sauce, but the original result was so spicy that it overpowered everything. I spent an hour trying anything I could to reduce the spice, using any technique google could teach me. It still ended up too spicy...and my husband and I both like spicy food. He could barely eat it, and he eats everything. I will not make this recipe as is again. It needs a lot of tweaking

Aug 08, 2011

Wow, these ribs are definitely 5 star. Changed a couple of things on the 2nd round of making these to fit the family's preference. Instead of 1 tbsp of white sugar in the rub, I subbed 3/4 tbsp of white sugar and 3/4 tbsp of brown sugar. Added 1 tsp of liquid smoke to the sauce, used dried minced onions vs fresh diced onion and added 1/4 tsp of dried red pepper flakes to balance the sweet sauce. Perfect mixture of sweet and spicy. Took other reviewers advice and doubled the sauce and am so very glad I did! Thanks Gail for a GREAT recipe!

Jun 18, 2003

These ribs were excellent; quite tender and full of flavor. Although they require some pre-planning, they are extremely easy and so delicious. A tip: After roasting the ribs for 2-2 1/2 hours, the garlic slices will be soft; smash them and rub them on the ribs before sprinkling with the rub spices.

Aug 31, 2003

Ribs as good or better than most restaurants! I added 1/4 cup molasses, 1/2 t liquid smoke, and cut vinegar to 1/4c for a more full bodied, smokey taste to our ribs.I do all my ribs under the broiler. Brush slabs on top with sauce and turn and brush bottoms. I do this three times on each side for 5 mins. The sauce reduces down and seems to be soaked up by the ribs. Yummy! Thanks Gail!

Nov 19, 2006

This is the ULTIMATE rib recipe. WE make it for all BBQ's and friends and family often comment on how these are the best ribs they have ever had. They rave on how tender they are too. Its a good fake out recipe for beginner grillers. I do have a few suggestions though. First, Beware the spice rub. I slathered it on the first time and it was WAY too much. I'm a little more careful with it now and i put some on the meaty side, and very little on the bone side. Second, Double the sauce recipe and put extra on the ribs and completely forgo the dipping sauce. These are tender enough you can eat them right off the bone without a hassle. The sauce isn't that yummy by itself, but the spice rub totally brings the flavor out.

Feb 10, 2004

This is the best rib recipe EVER!!!! My family and friends will no longer order ribs when we go out to eat now!! They will only eat these!! I'm having a huge Mother's Day party and guess what was requested?? hmmmm RIBS!! I do not change one item on the recipe, it's perfect the way it is. My 13 year old niece (who weighs 70 pds) has been known to eat a whole rack of these ribs. THANK YOU GAIL for such a great recipe!

Jan 25, 2004

I live in a close-knit neighborhood, always having community BBQ's, and this is our "fave" for babybacks!! Mouth-watering and falling off the bone. I don't care how much we make, ya better hurry, never any leftovers!!!!


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  • Calories
  • 588 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 37.5 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 44.2 g
  • 88%
  • Sodium
  • 1041 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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