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Honey Barbecued Ribs

"My family celebrates four birthdays in July, and these tender ribs are a must at our joint get-together," writes Joyce Duff of Mansfield, Ohio. Honey adds wonderful flavor to the homemade sauce.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1-1/4 hours Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional


  • Place ribs in a large kettle or Dutch oven; sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. Add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until juices run clear and ribs are tender; drain.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients. Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, basting with sauce and turning occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
12 ounce-weight: 666 calories, 21g fat (7g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 1324mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (67g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • joycerm53
    May 15, 2014

    These ribs were great! Followed the recipe exceptI used lion back ribs. Delicious!

  • eaaflygirl
    Apr 27, 2013

    These were awesome!! I used Dijon insteadof Spicy Brown mustard and they were good. I also after cooking the meat, took them out of the liquid in a separate bowl and poured the sauce over them and let them sit for an hour before grilling. Super moist. My husband couldn't stop eating.

  • weaver5
    Sep 19, 2012

    Best ribs ever!! I use 2T reg mustard and 2T dijon instead of the spicy brown. Yum...

  • jpaikuli
    Nov 4, 2009

    I love this recipe and especially the sauce. I do cheat sometimes though when the weather is bad. I boil the ribs for 10-15 minutes and then place ribs in a 10x15 pan and ladle most of the sauce over the ribs and bake at 350'F for 30-40 min. uncovered.

  • Peggy516
    Jul 22, 2009

    Hildybean - how long do you put them in the oven for and at what temp? Thanks. Peggy516

  • CEQ
    May 19, 2009

    Re:These ribs are awesome! My husband and I just love them. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!CQ Luling, Tx.

  • hildybean
    Feb 18, 2009

    I like to make these in the winter so instead of grilling them I put them in the oven (after boiling) and pour sauce on them. They are just as delicious as when you grill them!

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    Nov 4, 2008

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    Jul 11, 2007

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    Mar 23, 2007

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