Barbecued Ribs

Barbecued Ribs
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Bake 325°F 45 mins to 1 hr 15 mins Cook 15 mins Broil 16 mins to 20 mins


Spice Rub:
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground hot red pepper
  • 5 pounds country-style pork ribs
Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 drops liquid red-pepper seasoning
  • 1 small onion, chopped

Make It

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Prepare Spice Rub:

2. Mix paprika, salt, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, celery seeds and ground red pepper in small bowl. Rub ribs with spice mixture. Place ribs in single layer on rack in broiler or roasting pan.

3. Bake in preheated 325 degrees F oven for 30 to 60 minutes or until instant-read meat thermometer inserted in meat without touching bone registers 180 degrees F. Remove from oven.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce:

4. Stir together tomato paste, beer, molasses, brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire, ginger, red-pepper seasoning and onion in medium-size saucepan. Cook sauce, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until thickened, about 15 minutes. Divide sauce in half: 1 cup for basting sauce and 1 cup for an accompaniment.

5. Coat both sides of ribs evenly with half of barbecue basting sauce. Return to oven. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Baste bone side of meat with remaining half of sauce reserved for basting.

6. Increase oven temperature to broil. Broil ribs, basted side up, 4 to 6 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn ribs over; baste with remaining basting sauce. Broil 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. Serve with reserved accompaniment sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 829, Fat, total (g): 57, chol. (mg): 223, carb. (g): 28, pro. (g): 49, sodium (mg): 1036, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.