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BBQ Short Ribs

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/4 hours Bake: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • TheDix
    Dec 19, 2015

    I halved the recipe for less meat but should have used a full recipe's worth of the sauce. Thankfully my meat was very good, no bone and little fat. The result was dry, though the meat was tender. Also,spray the pan with Spam! I'll be soaking it all night.