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BBQ Short Ribs Recipe

BBQ Short Ribs Recipe

This recipe for short ribs is very popular in our area. The meat is fork-tender, and the sauce is wonderfully tangy. We're retired now but raised beef for many years. We still put this recipe to good use. -Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 3-1/2 to 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine ribs, water, onion and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce hat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, turning ribs occasionally. Drain. Place ribs in a single layer in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine sauce ingredients; spoon over ribs. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

12 ounce-weight: 241 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

Reviews for BBQ Short Ribs

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TheDix User ID: 607421 239800
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"I halved the recipe for less meat but should have used a full recipe's worth of the sauce. Thankfully my meat was very good, no bone and little fat. The result was dry, though the meat was tender. Also,

spray the pan with Spam! I'll be soaking it all night."

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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.