Priceless BBQ Ribs Recipe
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Priceless BBQ Ribs Recipe

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The combination of seasonings and a mouth-watering barbecue sauce makes these ribs unforgettable. —Edgar Wright, New Orleans, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + standing Grill: 5 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + standing Grill: 5 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 16 cups water
  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs (2-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup onion powder
  • 1/3 cup seafood seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional


  1. In a stock pot, combine the first seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until tender.
  2. Remove from the heat; let stand for 30 minutes. Drain and discard cooking liquid.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce ingredients. Brush half of sauce over ribs. Grill ribs, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until heated through, basting with remaining barbecue sauce. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Priceless BBQ Ribs in Grill It 2009, p183

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"Just to further skew the results... {grin} While this cooking method is unusual (I personally 'steam' my ribs at 300 degrees F on a rack in a tightly covered roaster with a bit of water for 2.5 hours then finish on the grill), I don't believe the 2/2014 review is valid if the reviewer did not attempt the recipe. I mean no disrespect, but the goal of a review is to help fellow cooks not insult recipe submitters. Try it, then disparage if you must. I'll give the recipe a go even though I like my method, simply so I'm not guilty of the pot/kettle conundrum. {grin}"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Craziness! Why ruin a perfectly good rack of ribs by boiling them in water first? All you're going to have is ribs that TASTE LIKE sauce (but not the ribs), but you'll have the best tasting water in the world! No thanks."

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