Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs Recipe

There have been a number of times this summer I wanted to grill ribs but just did not want to take the time. When I saw this Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs recipe I couldn’t resist and decided to give in. It is true that most of the flavor is in the sauce and this recipe was no exception; the sauce was absolutely delicious.

I did change the recipe a little bit by deciding to cook the sauce uncovered to give it a thicker barbeque sauce texture which took a little bit of time, but worked out very well. I know there are a couple of schools of thought on how to prepare the ribs for the grill. Some of the recipes call for parboiling and others call for marinating the ribs then baking them in the oven. At this point I prefer the oven method; just a matter of taste. What appealed to me about this recipe is there is no marinade time involved which helped me make a spur of the moment decision for supper.

The end result was tender and deliciously sticky Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs- my experience has taught me the stickier they are, the better they taste, so be sure to have some moist towelettes on hand, you and your guests will need them. Give this Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs a try you and your guests will love them. Enjoy


3-4 pounds baby back pork ribs

2/3 cup water

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1 cup ketchup

1 cup water

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/4 cup prepared mustard

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1/8 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place ribs in a 9×13 roasting pan.

2. Pour water and red wine vinegar into a bowl, and stir. Pour diluted vinegar over ribs and cover with foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Baste the ribs with their juices halfway through cooking.

baby back ribs

3. In a medium saucepan, mix together ketchup, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, butter, brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, maintaining a slow boil and cook uncovered till sauce thickens, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour- stirring frequently.

homemade BBQ sauce

4. Lightly oil grill grates and preheat grill for medium heat.

5. Transfer ribs from the oven to the grill, discarding cooking liquid.

6.  Grill over medium heat for 15 minutes, turning ribs once. Baste ribs generously with barbeque sauce, and grill 8 minutes. Turn ribs, baste again with barbeque sauce, and grill 8 minutes.

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Grilled BBQ Baby Back Ribs

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  1. NonaDona says:

    Do you cover the grill while cooking and saucing the ribs?

  2. looks gooooooooooooood!!

  3. Yes I cover the grill between adding the BBQ sauce.

  4. Kathleen Bowen says:

    So, is the total grill time 31 minutes (15 + 8 + 8) or is the basting part of that first 15 minutes?

  5. Basting time is additional

  6. how many people does this recipe serve the barbecue ribs????????

  7. It depends on what you are serving with the ribs-I would say 4. Eye up what you are buying and if you think you need more double it.
    I hope that helps-these are really good I could probably eat a whole one myself.

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