Sylvia's Ribs

Sylvia's Ribs

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"Ooey gooey good! Never a leftover. You can also add finely chopped onions, soy sauce, etc."
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2 h servings 998 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 998 kcal
  • 50%
  • Fat:
  • 60.5 g
  • 93%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.6g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 59.4 g
  • 119%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 240 mg
  • 80%
  • Sodium:
  • 1643 mg
  • 66%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place the ribs in a large stock pot with enough water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. In medium saucepan, combine ketchup, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, steak sauce and garlic; blend well. Cook the sauce over medium heat for approximately 20 minutes. (Please note that the above ingredients are all to taste. Use more or less of anything you like. I never make the ribs the same way twice!)
  4. Cut the ribs between the bones and place in a baking pan. Pour sauce over ribs, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.


  1. 553 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

A hit! I used country bone in pork ribs. I made the sauce according to direction but I didn't have any steak sauce and used a splash of soy sauce and put a bit more garlic in. The 3 men in my ho...

Most helpful critical review

Way too sweet for me.

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A hit! I used country bone in pork ribs. I made the sauce according to direction but I didn't have any steak sauce and used a splash of soy sauce and put a bit more garlic in. The 3 men in my ho...

I made this with country style boneless ribs. I put them in the crockpot ontop of a layer of vidiala onions. When they were done I transfered them to a baking pan and spread "The Sauce" on both ...

These are by far the very best ribs I have ever made. The meat falls right off the bone. And the sauce is to die for. I plan on using this sauce for different meats also. I had someof the sa...

This was a hit with my family. I had bought a cheaper cut of spare ribs that were ok, next time I'll spend the extra for a better cut and it'll be great. Lots of sauce, I saved it and will use...

Really good ribs with a tangy/sweet sauce. Makes more than enough sauce. Could probably cut sauce recipe in half. I always add a beer to the water when boiling ribs. Gives it a little extra flav...

This is a great base recipe, but it needs to be changed to suit your taste. I made as stated and it was very good but we thought it had a little too much ketchup. Will make again and experimen...

This is a keeper recipe! I ran short of ketchup and made it up with BBQ sauce, but it came out fine. We used Sonny's Mild BBQ sauce for a sweet sauce, but the pork came out like Carolina BBQ - t...

I disagree with the reviewer who said that bottled sauce would be better. This sauce was super! I added finely chopped onion and bottled chili sauce and soy sauce to taste. It was excellent! I a...

The bomb. I had to make my 8 year old get up from the table. The whole family loved them. I made triple the recipe except for the ketchup. The presentation was beautiful as well. Thanks for m...

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