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.

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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

Slow Cooker Barbeque Ribs Recipe

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Slow Cooker Barbeque Ribs Recipe 

I was really tight for time but Barbeque Ribs really sounded good. When I saw this Slow Cooker Barbeque Ribs Recipe I couldn’t resist trying it. What caught my eye with this recipe is that it cooks in the oven for about a half an hour before it goes in the slow cooker. I hate to use the cliche”finger licking good”; but that’s exactly what my wife had to say about it. This is a very easy recipe to prepare and once it’s in the slow cooker you can set it and forget it. If you’re in the mood for Barbeque Ribs and don’t have the time to put into it, or just want to avoid heating up the kitchen, give this Slow Cooker Barbeque Ribs Recipe a try; you’ll love it. Enjoy

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Slow Cooker Barbeque Ribs Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Barbeque Sauce (I used open pit-use your favorite)
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking pan.
  3. Brown in oven 15 minutes. Turn over, and brown another 15 minutes; drain fat.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the barbeque sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper.
  5. Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour sauce over ribs, and turn to coat.
  6. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 8 hours, or until ribs are tender.

Slow Cooker Barbeque Ribs