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Barbecue Beef Ribs with barbecue sauce.

How To Cook Beef Ribs

How to make delicious beef ribs finished on the barbecue with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 642 kcal
Author Barbara Tidwell


  • 1 or 2 lbs beef ribs
  • 1 jar barbecue sauce, or homemade sauce of your choice
  • 1 gallon water


  1. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.

  2. Once the water is boiling, add the ribs. You may need to cut the ribs to fit them into the pot of water.

  3. Let the water come back up to a boil, then lower the temperature so that it simmers.

  4. Simmer the ribs for 30 to 45 minutes depending on how thick the meat is.

  5. Remove from water and let stand for about 2 minutes to let all the water drip off. You may want to use a paper towel to pat the ribs dry.

  6. Using a barbecue mop or brush, liberally coat the meat with the sauce.

  7. Place on medium to medium high grill for about 5 minutes, turn the meat and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the barbecue sauce becomes caramelized. Remove and add more sauce if desired.

  8. Serve with coleslaw and baked beans.