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Drunken Ribs Recipe
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Drunken Ribs

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs

    10 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix garlic powder, white pepper, seasoned salt, onion salt, and oregano.
  2. Place ribs in a large roasting pan, and rub evenly with the garlic powder mixture to coat. Pour distilled white vinegar and 1/2 the beer, or enough to cover ribs, into the pan. Cover pan, and marinate ribs in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect, medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
  4. In a large saucepan, whisk together remaining beer, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, liquid smoke, margarine, apple cider vinegar, and honey mustard. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, or until a thick sauce has formed.
  5. Remove ribs from the marinade mixture, and coat liberally with the sauce. Place on the prepared grill, and cook 1 1/2 to 2 hours, to an internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Brush frequently with the sauce while cooking.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I wish I could give more than five stars. These were the best ribs I have ever tasted. They were slightly sweet and had excellent flavor all the way through. I used a honey lager beer in my marinade and the taste did come through so I would recommend you use a good quality beer. Also, this is not the rib recipe for you if you don't like the taste of beer.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2007

We made this recipe last night. We like the idea of soaking them in Beer and spices overnight, then into a low heat oven. We think the sauce tasted wonderful, but it just didn't thicken up...so, we added a some flour when cooking the sauce to help it get to the right consistency...all in all this was a tasty recipe!


9 Ratings

Sep 24, 2007

I received so many compliments on these ribs! I boiled the ribs at home and then left them soaking in the marinade. Then place them on the grill and basted to add flavor. GREAT recipe! You do not need that much beer. I used only 2 bottles. It makes enough bbq sauce for you to keep and use later.

Jan 05, 2006

Well I happen to like beer. I'm going to try it. Hubby said count him in. Ill be sure to let you know how it is...

Jun 28, 2010

These were very tasty, but a little on the tough side. They actually marinated for over 36 hours. I halved the recipe, but only used a total of 3 cans of beer instead of six. I marinated the ribs in a Ziploc freezer bag with two cans of beer and used one in the sauce. It was very runny at first, even after cooking for the prescribed time. I put the rest of the sauce in a foil-wrapped pan on my grill and allowed it to thicken up as the ribs cooked. By the time the ribs were finished, the sauce was nice and thick. This sauce has a wonderful barbecue flavor.

May 17, 2010

This recipe was amazing! I modified a it a bit but loved it and will be using it again for sure!!!

May 26, 2014

Perfection at it's best.

Nov 14, 2013

Great idea! they turned out so moist and tender.


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