Country-Style Grilled Ribs Recipe
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Country-Style Grilled Ribs Recipe

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A sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, sprinkle with celery seed, coats these tender ribs. Chili powder and hot pepper sauce contribute to the zesty flavor. —Marilyn Beerman, Worthington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours + standing Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours + standing Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 409 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, covered, 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour 1 cup sauce over ribs; turn to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and discard sauce from ribs. Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until browned, basting with 1 cup sauce and turning occasionally. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Country-Style Grilled Ribs in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p13

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Norene Faucett User ID: 1197508 138782
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"For those asking about "Stan's Ribs"... It was in 6/98 issue & on page 95 in the 1999 TOH Annual Recipe book. The recipe is called "Stan's Smoky Ribs". We liked Stan's recipe a lot. You simmer the ribs on stovetop first & then grill them for 8-10 mins. Stan's recipe also includes Molasses."

Ncarlson1 User ID: 6754948 108835
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"After almost three hours of baking marinating and grilling, these ribs were dry and tough! I was extremely disappointed!!"

hahymen User ID: 3888769 205927
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"Over all taste was good but not great. I will add a rub next time. This is a great recipe to start building your own taste. Thank you."

Bean Q User ID: 4900811 138780
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"This first time I made this recipe every one raved. My son said this is the only way he will eat ribs. I have tried making it twice since then, but the ribs are so dry it is awful. Does anybody have suggestions on how to cook pork now that the meat is so lean?"

aaeschliman User ID: 1518867 52277
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2010

"Would add a little pepper to the sauce - other than that, I really liked this recipe."

dmdsmith User ID: 3231737 132463
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2008

"I have used this recipe from TOH for years, and lost the old magazine so I am thrilled to find it online. I make the sauce for brisket as well."

nonawilt User ID: 1822238 145696
Reviewed May. 17, 2008

"Could you reprint the recipe for Stan's Country Ribs that were mentioned in the above comments by suepete13 or Marilyn777.


suepete13 User ID: 2400866 53651
Reviewed May. 16, 2008

"One of my best recipes that I got from TOH years ago was called "Stan's Country Ribs" and is almost the same as this recipe. Great recipe!"

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