Sweet & Tender Beef Ribs Recipe
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Sweet & Tender Beef Ribs Recipe

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Wondering if they taste as good as they look? The answer is yes! These satisfying ribs live up to every tasty bit of their name. —Heather Bates, Athens, Main
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Broil: 5 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Broil: 5 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 5 pounds beef back ribs
  • 1-1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 1269 calories, 73g fat (30g saturated fat), 223mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 91g carbohydrate (78g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.


  1. Cut ribs into serving size portions. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 hours or until tender.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 10-15 minutes or until thickened. Drain ribs; place on a broiler pan. Brush with some of the barbecue sauce. Broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 5-10 minutes or until sauce is bubbly. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sweet & Tender Beef Ribs in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p39

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YummmersFood User ID: 7921782 151044
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"I wanted ribs NOW- that were tender & all recipes I looked at sounded so yummy...But took up to 5 hours- and when I have time I will do those recipes also...This one was in the time zone-at the time if I wanted to eat before 8:00pm. So I did it and let me tell you they were Yummy! and I did it at 350 degress the whole time instead- and the were sooo Tender. They turned out GREAT- Thank You for sharing- That sauce I will do again and again- YUM :)"

Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 118578
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"This turned out really good!!! I used steak fillets instead of ribs and there was nothing left in the pan. It was a hit!!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 192843
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"Delicious - a big hit. I used short ribs."

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