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Barbecue Ribs

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe is easier than it sounds. I usually cook the ribs the day before and grill them for a quick dinner the next night. FYI: the sauce is much better after it is cooked. It is not a dipping sauce."
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3 h 15 m servings 504
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut spareribs into serving size portions, wrap in double thickness of foil, and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap, and drain drippings. (I usually freeze the drippings to use later in soups.) Place ribs in a large roasting pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, rum, chile sauce, garlic, mustard, and pepper. Coat ribs with sauce and marinate at room temperature for 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat. Position grate four inches above heat source.
  4. Brush grill grate with oil. Place ribs on grill, and cook for 30 minutes, basting with marinade.


  • Note
  • You can also bake the ribs for 30 minutes for the final step, basting with sauce while cooking.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 504 calories; 30.2 23.1 29.9 120 715 Full nutrition

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I cut my frozen rack of ribs in half and threw it in a huge pot of water, brought it to a boil and let it boil for one hour exactly. I made the BBQ sauce without changing one ingredient. I use...

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We love ribs and had to try this recipe because of all the great reviews. Unfortunately, I didn't like this recipe at all. Even dh was not impressed and he loves ribs of any kind. I think I'l...

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I cut my frozen rack of ribs in half and threw it in a huge pot of water, brought it to a boil and let it boil for one hour exactly. I made the BBQ sauce without changing one ingredient. I use...

Some reviews said the ribs were tough so to experiment I boiled half of the ribs and baked the other half. Both were tender but the boiled more so. I had 8 people for dinner and it was unanimous...

OH MY!!!! Excellent recipe!!!........I wanted to point out that CHILE sauce is MUCH different than CHILI sauce. For those who comment that this is too sweet, I am guessing you bought CHILI sau...

I had to comment on some of the reviews because everyone finds a great recipe I must say I started making these by boiling and they are awesome the important thing to remember for tender ribs wh...

I've been using this recipe for years and after reading recent reviews, decided to boil the ribs until very tender, then finish in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, basting every 5 minutes. I f...

I have made this several times and they are very good ribs! I never boil ribs! BOILED meat good?, is this a joke? All the flavor of the ribs are in the water. (think stock) NO prizes have ever b...

Absolutely awesome! I did use the dry rub before baking the ribs. And I refrigerated overnight before making the sauce. The next morning made the marinade (minus the chili sauce--I didn't hav...

Tried this recipe because of all the good reviews...I have never made ribs anywhere near this good and my husband says he doesn't know how they could get any better! I used the rub before bakin...

Excellent, even my husband loved it and asked me to make my ribs with this all the time. I also did the dry rub for ribs marinade by Denise listed under BBQ recipes before I baked them and the...