Barbecued Beef Ribs for Two Recipe
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Barbecued Beef Ribs for Two Recipe

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I'VE SHARED this recipe with many friends who also cook for two. We all agree - small recipes are hard to find! This dish remains one of my favorites since it takes little effort to prepare and is so tasty. Plus, if you are serving a larger group, it is easy to double. -Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 pounds bone-in beef ribs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 448 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 805mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; place in a large kettle and cover with water. Simmer, uncovered, for 50 minutes. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain ribs; place in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Pour sauce mixture over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Beef Ribs for Two in Reminisce Extra August 1997, p47

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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mrscrazyed1 User ID: 6143812 23121
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"DH normally grills ribs on the BBQ. However, I found a package of beef ribs buried in the freezer -- they had been there for ages. I really didn't relish the thought of "freezer-burned" ribs on the barbie and came across this recipe. A miracle worker. There was no way you could tell that the ribs had been in the freezer for over 2 years. They were great!"

spotodo User ID: 6418749 75975
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"a lot of flavor. beef is very tender"

vennet User ID: 2103056 15722
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2009

"This is just the type of recipe I like, good inghredients and just enough for my husband & I and we will try it soon!

Sylvia, Naples, Florida"

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