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Easy BBQ Ribs recipe


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The best ribs are cut from the loin, one of the leanest areas of pork. That's it!

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1 to 1.5kg pork ribs
  • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 250ml BBQ sauce

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:2hr ›Ready in:2hr5min

  1. Place ribs in a large pot with enough water to cover. Season with garlic granules, black pepper and salt. Bring water to the boil, and cook ribs until tender.
  2. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  3. Remove ribs from pot, and place them in a baking dish. Pour BBQ sauce over ribs. Cover dish with aluminium foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature of pork has reached 70 degrees C.

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by Cyn Coriell

UPDATE: I've started straining the cooking liquid and boiling potoates in it for either boiled or chunky mashed potatoes. I haven't done it yet but I think I'll try using the liqued to boil rice.I have been boiling ribs and chicken like this for years and years. I always add a generous amount of garlic powder, ground pepper and 1 onion cut into wedges. My secret ingredient is to add a good amount of soy sauce 1/2-1 C approx. Boil for 45 mins-1 hour. Turn off heat, cover pan and let ribs marinate in the broth for several hours (I have let them sit for 4-5 hours). Great to put in the oven especially during the winter months, but best on the grill. If you want to make ahead put cooled ribs into plastic bag and add enough BBQ sauce to coat well. Refrigerate until ready to use and then cook with additional sauce. Try this with chicken--you will love it. Just reduce the boiling time.-06 Mar 2007

by NICOLE HELLER

These ribs were just wonderful. I boiled them for about 45 minutes. I also followed the advice of others and put more BBQ sauce on the tops about 20 minutes before I took them out of the oven. A note to others...this only makes 4 SMALL portions/about 4 ribs each. I think everyone was left wanting more and not quite full. The ribs did come out incredibly tender and falling off the bone! I will definitely make again!!-06 Nov 2002

by HEADMEISTER

I was always too intimidated to attempt making ribs. All I can say is WOW! They were so easy to make... I DID modify the cooking time: I boiled for only 1 hour and then cooked in the oven for only an hour as well. I wanted the meat tender but not falling completely off the bone as you picked it up, so I cut down on the cooking time (the meat still falling off the bone, but only while you were eating them, not while you were handling them). I also used pork baby back ribs, if that helps any of you... When boiling, I added salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder, and adobo seasoning. I did use a lot of seasoning, too (probably a teaspoon of each if not more - I used a big lobster pot to boil them in). I took some reviewers recommendations and I used the Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. They have 3 or 4 different flavors, and instead of picking just one, I chose 3 different kinds and mixed them together: spicy, honey BBQ, and regular. Buy one bottle of sauce per rack of ribs you make, and buy one extra bottle as well! Some here basted theirs many times - I found that I only needed to do that twice. I cooked them in the oven for 30 mins, flipped them, recoated with sauce, and cooked another 30 minutes. And, I did all of this the night before a party. The day of the party, I separated all the ribs and cooked them for an additional 15 minutes on the BBQ... They were UNBELIEVABLE. I hope this info helps!!!-18 Aug 2005


BBQ Oven-Baked Ribs

When the craving for ribs strikes, there&rsquos usually little you can do to stop it. That is, besides eating ribs. They&rsquore just so satisfying! Sweet, salty, savory, tender. they&rsquore like meat candy. But sometimes, the grill just isn&rsquot an option. Maybe you live in a tiny NYC apartment (like me!) or maybe it&rsquos the middle of winter. No matter the weather or living situation, you can make amazingly tender, delicious ribs with this foolproof recipe. Here&rsquos how to nail them.

Prep your ribs.

First things first, rinse your ribs. Usually, ribs come vacuum-packed and can be sitting in liquid that you definitely want to wash away. Run under cold water, pat dry, then peel off the &ldquosilverskin.&rdquo This is the shiny, white piece of membrane that sits on top of the bones and makes things tough and chewy once cooked. It should come off pretty easily, but if not, use your paring knife to help loosen things up. Pierce the membrane with a pairing knife and run it as far under the membrane as you are able to start loosening it away from the ribs. Once you are able to get the tip of your knife under the membrane you should be able to easily pull it off the ribs. Using paper towels or kitchen tweezers can help grab the membrane and make it easier to pull off!

Season well.

The key to delicious ribs is robust flavor. This starts with the seasoning. Be sure to coat with a good amount of kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper. We also add a dry rub to our ribs to add extra sweetness and flavor. Let the salt and spices sit on your ribs for about 30 minutes or so before baking to really let that flavor soak in!

Everyone&rsquos fave part of eating ribs has got to be the sauce. That, and having a legit excuse to eat with your hands. Ours is deliciously sweet, savory, and sticky, like a classic bbq sauce but next-level. It&rsquos so much better than anything that comes from a bottle. The sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Low and slow.

The key to cooking great baked ribs is low temp and lots of time. We cook ours at 300° for 2 hours. The best part is, unlike with grilling, this recipe is totally hands off. Pop these bad boys in the oven, cover with foil, and let them cook, tenderize, and fill your house with the most delicious smell imaginable. Then, baste with sauce and broil for a few minutes to caramelize and crisp the crust.

Try cooking Louisiana ribs in the slow-cooker next!

Editor's Note: The introduction to this recipe was updated on January 22, 2021 to include more information about the dish.


Recipe Summary

  • 1 slab baby back pork ribs (3 1/2 to 4 lb.)
  • Rib Rub, divided
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Fancy Barbecue Sauce

Rinse slab, and pat dry with paper towels. Remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with a knife and then pulling it off. (This will make ribs more tender.) Reserve 1/2 Tbsp. Rib Rub sprinkle both sides of ribs with remaining rub. Wrap ribs in plastic wrap chill 8 to 12 hours.

Stir together pineapple juice, next 2 ingredients, and reserved 1/2 Tbsp. Rib Rub in a 6 qt. slow cooker. Cut slab in half, and stack halves in slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW, and cook 4 to 5 hours or until ribs are tender.

Preheat broiler with oven rack 10 inches from heat. Remove ribs from slow cooker, and place in a single layer in a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Brush both sides of ribs with Fancy Barbecue Sauce. Broil ribs 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until caramelized. Serve with remaining barbecue sauce.


Hy-Vee Recipes and Ideas

You'll have tender pork ribs in 3, 2, 1. Smoke extra-meaty pork loin back ribs and coat with brown sugar, honey, and barbecue sauce.

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Preheat smoker to 225 degrees according to manufacturer's directions. Use wood chips as directed. Pat ribs dry with paper towels remove silverskin.

Combine black pepper, salt, paprika, and ground mustard in a small bowl. Spread deli-style mustard over ribs sprinkle with spice mixture.

Place ribs on a well-greased rack in smoker. Smoke 3 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Remove ribs from smoker sprinkle with brown sugar and drizzle with honey wrap in foil. Return to smoker for 2 hours.

Remove ribs from smoker brush with barbecue sauce. Return to smoker for 1 hour.


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Nice, thank you. I use the silicone trivet with heat-resistant handles and it’s so much better than the metal trivet that came with the instant pot. I got it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/35LvU9n

Good quick but for an extra kick bbq or broil ribs after putting saw a sign for a good 10 minutes. My family loves this

I made the ribs the only thing i would recommend, once they are cooked in the instant pot is to barbecue them and put them under the broiler for about 5 till 10 minutes on each side. You are talking melting in your mouths ribs. DELICIOUS!

Nice recipee. I will do it again. I finish it on the bbq. That’s better but not necessary. Bon appetit

amazing and super easy. We doubled the recipe. I added BBQ sauce and put it in the broiler for 5 min each side. Definitely a great idea.

Think you could insta pot day before then finish on bbq? Or would they dry out?

One thing to try is substituting apple juice for the water and adding a small amount of liquid smoke as well. Then do the 5 to 10 minutes under the broiler or on the grill. Amazing!

First time user. Baby back ribs recipe says to add water. How much water. And set timer for 20 minutes…cooking time table says 20 minutes PER pound. I assume 20 per pound is the right choice.

I really wish that the instructions would have noted that you need a trivet. I don’t have a trivet. I had all the ingredients ready to go and no trivet. Very disappointed.

Super easy to do this recipe. Love the flavor!!

Falling off the bone! I really liked these. I made a few adjustments due to allergens and not having ingrediants on hand. Also i put them in rhe broiler for 5-10 minutes.

I always put in the broiler after for 10 minutes, best ribs, same with wings,

Thanks for the recipe!
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No need to be disappointed not having
a trivette….just make one with aluminum foil if you have that on hand.

No need to be disappointed not having
a trivette….just make one with aluminum foil if you have that on hand. Also you can give ribs a ” bath” by cooking them
directly in the Apple juice….Will come out just fine. Apples and pork are always a winning combination.

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How to make them

Begin by cutting the short ribs in half and seasoning them with salt and pepper. Place them in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Next, make the homemade BBQ sauce by combining the ketchup, dark brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard and spices in a small bowl.

Slather about 2/3 of the sauce all over the meat, and reserve the rest for the finished dish.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake at 300 degrees for about 2-1/2 hours.

Remove the foil, pour off some of the cooking liquid and cook for 30 minutes more, or until the short ribs are tender and browned.

Transfer the short ribs to a platter, leaving the cooking liquid behind, and slather with the reserved BBQ sauce.


How to Make BBQ Ribs

  • The first step is to cut them apart using a sharp knife, cut in between the bones, through the meaty section of the rib.
  • Place them in a large stock pot full of water and 1/4 cup of vinegar. Then let the water come to a boil and boil them on a low boil for one hour.
  • Once the hour has passed, remove the ribs from the water and cover them with barbecue sauce. Brush the BBQ sauce on all sides of the ribs. Cover them good!! You can’t have too much BBQ sauce!

  • Place them on a hot grill and grill them for 10-15 minutes until glazed, gooey and yummy! Turn several times and coat with more sauce, allowing the sauce to set up and caramelize.
  • If you want to keep your grill clean, lay a piece of foil on the grill and then add the ribs to the grill. Easy cleanup!

The friend who shared the recipe told me that her kids have even eaten them without putting them on the grill. They are so tender when they come out of the water you can just add sauce and eat! I love the flavor the grill adds.


Easy Oven Baked Beef Ribs

For some reason, it never fails that my sister and I get stuck making the beef ribs for family functions. Maybe it’s because we make really great oven-baked beef ribs. Truth be told, we have no clue what we’re doing and our oven-baked ribs are, use to be really hit or miss.

Here’s how the conversation would go. My sister calls me up:

Sister: Mama wants you to make beef ribs for .

Me: No she doesn’t. You know good and well she asked you to make them.

Sister: Yes, but I don’t want to. So, I’ll buy them and let you make them ok.

Sister: Ok I’ll drop them off.

Me: Shon don’t bring those ribs over here, seriously! I’m not even at home. (total lie)

Sister: Ok then I’ll just leave them by the door m-kay. Byeee. Thanks boo. (and she hangs up before I have a chance to respond)

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That girl gets on my nerves sometimes!! LOL Gotta love her!! I think we use to hate making the beef ribs because we really didn’t have a tried and true recipe to work off of.

Yes, I have another oven-baked beef rib recipe on my site but I grew tired of that one. It was a little too saucy and time-consuming. Not to mention, it wasn’t doing the best job at making my husband do the “pretend booty slap dance” after he ate them. Which is what he does when I make something amazing.

I wanted an oven-baked beef rib recipe that was simple, easy, and made the best beef ribs consistently. Well, I decided to do what any girl does when she needs a tried and true recipe to wow ’em, I called grandma.

Ms. Barbara never disappoints honey. She made my hubby and me some oven-baked BBQ beef ribs when we went to visit (yes she cooks a full spread for ANYBODY who tells her they are coming over. Like seriously. She is insanely sweet like that) and he raved about how good they were. I love when my food makes my man happy so I was determined to recreate my grandma’s ribs for him.

Well, guess what happened? My husband liked this oven-baked BBQ rib recipe better than Grandma Barbs!! The only thing I did differently was added more spices to the rib spice rub recipe. I think this kicked up the taste of the BBQ sauce and even helped to tenderize them a little more.

Now I ONLY make this oven beef rib recipe and after you try it, you may never make it any other way either. Hubby says I’m not allowed to experiment with other recipes because these beef ribs took him on a journey somewhere and he couldn’t stop eating them. He seriously almost ate the entire pan. I won’t lie, they are amazing! Juicy, fall off the bone tender, well- seasoned, perfectly saucy, and sticky! Everything I look for in a good oven-baked BBQ beef rib.

Ok, enough blabbering about these doggone beef ribs. Go make them for your man. For your wife. For yourself. For your kids. Somebody! Just make them. And devour them one by one until you push back from the table totally stuffed. I may or may not have done that. I served these oven-baked BBQ beef ribs with sweet corn, steamed broccoli, garlic Texas toast, and cinnamon mashed sweet potatoes…and of course sweet ice tea!


How to Make This Recipe

Start with a 2-1/2lb slab of ribs. Look for ribs that have some fat on top as it will add flavor and juiciness to the meat.

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Next, get your homemade rub together. Add 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon each onion powder, cumin, and smoked paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper to a small bowl then mix to combine.

Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with the mixture then rub it in and wrap the rack in plastic wrap. Place in the fridge to marinate for 2 hours or up to overnight.

When it’s time to bake, place the ribs on a foil-lined, nonstick-sprayed baking sheet then cover completely with more foil and bake for 3-1/2 hours. If you’re using a larger rack of baby-back ribs, tack on an extra 1/2 hour per pound over 2-1/2lbs.

When time is up, unwrap the ribs then slather the top with your favorite BBQ sauce. Oh, they smell so good!

Pop the rack back in the oven for 30 minutes or until the top has caramelized.