Rating: 3.08 stars
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4

A super-flavorful dry rub infuses these ribs with spice, while the barbecue sauce adds a hint of sweetness.

Everyday Food, July/August 2003

Gallery

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
4
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine spices with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper; reserve 1 tablespoon of the mixture for the sauce. Rub both sides of ribs with remaining mixture.

    Advertisement
  • Place ribs, fatty side up, on a rimmed baking sheet, and cover tightly with foil; bake until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. (There will be hot liquid in baking sheet when removed from oven.)

  • Meanwhile, make sauce: In a small saucepan, combine tomato puree, honey, Worcestershire, garlic, reserved spice mixture, and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to about 1 1/2 cups, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Heat grill to medium. Cut ribs into 4 equal parts. Brush ribs generously with barbecue sauce; grill until charred in spots, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with remaining sauce.

Cook's Notes

If you bake the ribs -- and prepare the sauce -- a day ahead, the next night you can just cut them, brush them with sauce, and grill them, all in about 10 minutes.

Advertisement

Reviews (4)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
06/25/2011
Followed this recipe ... it was fantastic!
Rating: Unrated
09/05/2008
I like the idea of prepping the meat a day ahead, sure saves time and energy on the serving day.
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2008
Amazing BBQ sauce. I added cayenne pepper to it, to warm it up a bit. Super easy recipe and made my boyfriend vow never to eat ribs in a restaurant ever again.
Advertisement
Rating: Unrated
08/25/2008
very easy and yummy. Just enough heat to them.