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Best Stovetop BBQ Ribs Recipe
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Best Stovetop BBQ Ribs

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"Very yummy, sticky, easy stove top BBQ ribs. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes. "

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Whisk together steak sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and water in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Place the pork ribs in a saucepan with a lid, and pour the sauce over the ribs. Spread raw onion rings over the ribs, and cover the pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and simmer the ribs in the sauce for 45 minutes, or until tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 15, 2009

This recipe is great! My husband and I loved the taste. I used boneless pork ribs and simmered them in the sauce for two hours instead of 45 minutes, and they were extremely tender. Otherwise, I didn't change a thing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 04, 2009

There is not enough liquid in a pan big enough to hold 4 ribs, that and 45 minutes on medium dosn't create a simmer it burns. The meat was moist but I couldn't taste the marinade.

Apr 17, 2009

Very, very easy! I used Heinz 57 but the tangy variety, as that's all I had. It was still super delish!! I too cooked mine longer...about an hour and 15...but had some really meaty ribs! They literally fell off the bone! And the sauce was excellent!! Served up with sour cream mashed potatoes and fresh green beans...this meal was a big hit! Thanks so much. Never knew you could cook ribs on the stove top. Perfect when you don't want to heat up the whole house with the oven.

Jul 24, 2009

These were fabulous! I quadrupled the sauce, but omitted the soy sauce & water!! I cooked mine in the crockpot (again, did not add water) for 3 hours while out. I then transferred them to a large pan with just a bit of the sauce & browned them up a bit on each side & the sauce was bubbly. Poured the rest of the sauce on & let it thicken about 10 minutes. These were so so so tender!!!!-like roast beef tender! My husband & I were floored!! I frankly could not believe I made them;) Would be great on the grill or in the broiler right before eating, too!! Thank you so much for a simple, but AMAZING recipe!

Mar 16, 2010

Holy moly! I never knew cooking ribs on the stove top could be so easy or so delicious. These were amazing. Great recipe if you have no time to prepare. It is almost impossble to screw these up. I didn't have steak sauce, so I used barbeque sauce. The results were terrific. My kids and husband loved them so much, I had to make them again the following week. We served them with plain white rice and spooned the sauce over the rice. Fantastic! Thanks!

Jun 24, 2010

Excellent dish! Tender, juicy... will definitely make again! I used Heinz 57 instead of A1, but otherwise followed the ingredients. The only change for me was that I lightly coated my pan with oil, heated on high & seared/browned the meat on all sides before lowering the temp & following the rest of the instructions.

Apr 24, 2009

I used Chipotle and Lime flavored KC Masterpiece marinade instead of barbecue sauce and skipped the ketchup and soy sauce. It came out delicious. I cooked it in a dutch oven and added extra onions because I love them. I finally found an easy way to make ribs.

May 04, 2009

Yummy! Used a slow cooker and it turned out great too!


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  • Calories
  • 246 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 20.9 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 706 mg
  • 28%

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

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