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Barbecued Ribs with Beer

These ribs are so simple to make, you will want to make them often. They always are juicy and have a wonderful taste. —Catherine Santich, Alamo, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 2-1/4 hours Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3 servings


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 rack pork spareribs (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce


  • Rub the salt, Italian seasoning and pepper over ribs and place in a shallow roasting pan; add beer. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours or until tender.
  • Drain ribs. Spoon some of the sauce over ribs. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally and basting with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 935 calories, 65g fat (24g saturated fat), 255mg cholesterol, 1494mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 63g protein.

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  • Bill
    Aug 23, 2020

    These sound good, but I must dock it 1 star. The first 1/2 star is because you need to tightly cover. You want to steam/pressure cook the ribs. Also no mention of removing the membrane this is critical! Here is a link for that: it is step 1. there are also plenty of Youtube videos. the other 1/2 star comes from the 12 ounces of beer. That is not enough; you have to use 12.5 - 13 ounces. I know this doesn't sound like a big difference, but it is. You will appreciate it, as you have to suck down the other 11 ounces of beer while the ribs are cooking. For those that don't like the beer taste or smell... Try apple juice and onions. ( you can get away with 12 ounces here ;) )

  • Heiress
    Jun 18, 2013

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  • jmeyers
    Mar 29, 2013

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  • Veronak
    Apr 29, 2012

    I gave this recipe four stars because I did not use the beer and I used the crockpot with BBQ sauce (1 bottle). This was my first time cooking ribs and the family loved it. We didn't have any ribs left for left overs.

  • bake4all
    Jul 31, 2011

    I'd almost given up on making ribs, but this recipe changed my mind. Delicious, moist & tender. Thanks!

  • Highsees
    Jun 6, 2011

    For the first time in 2 years, I didn't ruin the ribs! This recipe is full-proof and delicious.

  • dar1980
    Apr 24, 2011

    Did not like the beer taste or smell.

  • jthibeau
    Jun 1, 2010

    I made these tonight but cut back on the salt and italian seasoning. They are delicious and so tender they fall off the bone. This recipe is a keeper.

  • mstine221
    Dec 7, 2009

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