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Stan's Smoky Ribs Recipe
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Stan's Smoky Ribs Recipe

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You can't stop eating these tender, saucy ribs. When folks smell them cooking, they come running.—Stanley Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1 hour 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Place ribs in a 5-qt. Dutch oven; cover with water. Add garlic salt and pepper; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients; set aside. Drain ribs. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 30-60 minutes or until meat is tender, turning and basting several times with sauce. Serve remaining sauce with ribs. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stan's Smoky Ribs in Taste of Home June/July 1998, p47

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"I have been using this BBQ sauce for years.We absolutely love it! I'll cook it in a sauce pan sometimes to bring out the sweetness and thicken the sauce, then we'll use it on the side,or for a dipping sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Excellent BBQ Sauce!"

Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"Simply AMAZING!!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"Stan's THE MAN in my household ...excellent recipe thank you!"

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