BBQ Short Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 1-1/4 hours


4-6 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
This recipe for BBQ short ribs is very popular in our area. The meat is fork-tender, and the sauce is wonderfully tangy. We're retired now but raised beef for many years. We still put this recipe to good use. —Margery Bryan, Royal City, Washingto


  • 3-1/2 to 4 pounds beef short ribs
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine ribs, water, onion and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce hat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, turning ribs occasionally. Drain.
  2. Place ribs in a single layer in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine sauce ingredients; spoon over ribs. Bake at 325°, covered, until meat is tender, about 1-1/4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

12 ounce-weight: 241 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.