Aunt Iola MacArthur's from Nita Nolan. Just the best. Ribs can be simmered the day before then finished on the grill. Bring ribs to near room temp before grilling.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir cold water, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, paprika, chili powder, and black pepper together in a large pot. Add ribs to the pot. Pour enough water into the pot to cover the ribs completely.

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  • Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until ribs are tender, about 90 minutes.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook ribs on preheated grill, basting frequently with sauce, until browned, 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 36g 72% DV; carbohydrates 9.6g 3% DV; fat 19.9g 31% DV; cholesterol 123.1mg 41% DV; sodium 1615.6mg 65% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
My family DEVORED these ribs!! Super easy! I did add some brown sugar to the sauce and used my indoor grill since my outside one is out of commission. Thank you Kamakooking Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2013
They were tender falling apart tender. That is not how I like my ribs personal choice. I like my ribs baby back spare etc. to be a little chewy and have a meatier taste. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
My family DEVORED these ribs!! Super easy! I did add some brown sugar to the sauce and used my indoor grill since my outside one is out of commission. Thank you Kamakooking Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2013
Had my in-laws over for dinner and everyone loved 'em! I have typically browned my ribs on the stove and then put them in the slow-cooker in barbeque sauce. This version allowed more of the meaty taste to come through and was overwhelmed by the BBQ sauce. A very nice finish on the grill. This recipe is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2013
Wow! So easy to make and tasted yummy! Only change I made was I put foil down on grill and poked a few holes so the ribs could "bathe" in the BBQ sauce. My husband who is extremely picky LOVED this! The meat was super tender. What I loved was while the ribs were in the stove for 90 minutes I was able to prepare my side dishes. Love love love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2013
Delicious the meat came right of the bone. What you get in a restaurant. My family love it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2013
They were tender falling apart tender. That is not how I like my ribs personal choice. I like my ribs baby back spare etc. to be a little chewy and have a meatier taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
My family loved these ribs! I reduced the salt to 1/2 tablespoon (next time I may add the full amount but it just seemed to be a lot) and added some garlic. The sauce boiled down to a thick and super tasty sauce. My picky eaters ate every bite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
This came out wonderful. I made this for a group of friends on a Sunday and the meat fell of the bone. I made it according to the recipe but added 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and replaced the vinegar with lemon juice. Will definitely impress family and friends at the barbecue Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2013
This was fantastic made exactly as recipe stated. Everything was fantastic for this cut of meat. I chopped up the leftovers for sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2015
Very disappointed did not have to much flavor Read More
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