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Barbecued Beef Ribs Recipe

Barbecued Beef Ribs Recipe

These tender, slow-cooked ribs with a tangy sauce are a cinch to make. They’re great for picnics and parties. —Erin Glass White Hall, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, trimmed
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup plum preserves or preserves of choice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. Place onion and water in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown ribs in batches. Add to slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine remaining ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.
  • 3. Remove ribs from slow cooker; discard cooking juices. Return ribs to slow cooker. Pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on high 25-30 minutes or until ribs are nicely coated. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 359 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 860mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.

Reviews for Barbecued Beef Ribs

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CRISMILDA User ID: 3292036 102627
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"This dish is my family's favorite, every time my grandmother comes to visit she asks me to make this dish."

yoyo1198 User ID: 441674 209623
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"Wow!!! I love short ribs. Haven't been able to find too many good recipes. This may not be right in my budget line right now but I'll make 'em anyway. HA"

barnyardbunch User ID: 2448981 156079
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"MMM'mmmmmmm GOOD!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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