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Country-Style Grilled Ribs

A sweet and tangy barbecue sauce, sprinkle with celery seed, coats these tender ribs. Chili powder and hot pepper sauce contribute to the zesty flavor. —Marilyn Beerman, Worthington, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/2 hours + standing Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Dash pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, covered, 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour 1 cup sauce over ribs; turn to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Drain and discard sauce from ribs. Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until browned, basting with 1 cup sauce and turning occasionally. Serve with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 409 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein.

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  • Sev
    Jul 2, 2020

    You've got to be kidding me. "grilled ribs". You know when you tend to grill? When it's crazy hot out. You know what you don't want to do when it's crazy hot out? BAKE. These aren't grilled ribs. They're baked ribs finished on a grill. You could do this very thing to a pizza, and it'd make the crust crispy, but you wouldn't call it a grilled pizza. Imagine grilling hamburgers by cooking them in a frying pan and then just bringing them out to the grill to give them lines. Is that a grilled hamburger? Absolutely not. And these aren't grilled country style ribs.

  • Stephen
    May 4, 2018

    I cooked these tonight. It was simple and the work involved was little. I threw in the oven for the 2 hours, took them out let them soak in the sauce I made for 15 minutes then grilled them for 12 minutes. They were delicious and very tender. Just as I was hoping they would be.

  • Norene Faucett
    Jul 1, 2012

    For those asking about "Stan's Ribs"... It was in 6/98 issue & on page 95 in the 1999 TOH Annual Recipe book. The recipe is called "Stan's Smoky Ribs". We liked Stan's recipe a lot. You simmer the ribs on stovetop first & then grill them for 8-10 mins. Stan's recipe also includes Molasses.

  • Ncarlson1
    Jun 28, 2012

    After almost three hours of baking marinating and grilling, these ribs were dry and tough! I was extremely disappointed!!

  • hahymen
    Mar 19, 2011

    Over all taste was good but not great. I will add a rub next time. This is a great recipe to start building your own taste. Thank you.

  • Bean Q
    Oct 22, 2010

    This first time I made this recipe every one raved. My son said this is the only way he will eat ribs. I have tried making it twice since then, but the ribs are so dry it is awful. Does anybody have suggestions on how to cook pork now that the meat is so lean?

  • aaeschliman
    Feb 14, 2010

    Would add a little pepper to the sauce - other than that, I really liked this recipe.

  • dmdsmith
    Jul 11, 2008

    I have used this recipe from TOH for years, and lost the old magazine so I am thrilled to find it online. I make the sauce for brisket as well.

  • nonawilt
    May 17, 2008

    Could you reprint the recipe for Stan's Country Ribs that were mentioned in the above comments by suepete13 or Marilyn777.Thanks,[email protected]

  • suepete13
    May 16, 2008

    One of my best recipes that I got from TOH years ago was called "Stan's Country Ribs" and is almost the same as this recipe. Great recipe!