Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

The sweet and sour sauce works well with beef or pork ribs or roasts. The original recipe was intended for grilling but it works equally well under a broiler.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare ribs:.
  2. Beef ribs:Place beef rib slabs in a single layer on a broiler pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, then turn ribs and continue baking until done 20 to 30 minutes more.
  3. Pork ribs: Place pork ribs in a large stock pot and fill with water until ribs are covered. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer ribs, skimming off any foam until ribs are fork tender, approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove ribs. Reduce and save stock for soups.
  4. Barbecue sauce: Heat oil in skillet and saute garlic,onion, and bell pepper until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Place prepared ribs concave side down on broiler pan in a single layer. Brush or spoon on sauce and broil 8-10 minutes until sauce starts to brown. Turn ribs over and pour remaining sauce on ribs and continue to broil another 8-10 minutes.
  6. Slice ribs between the bones and serve hot.
Most Helpful

I chose this recipe because it was the shortest cooking time, and yet the ribs (beef back ribs that were $1.99/lb) came out quite tender! Not falling off the bone but not labor intensive chewing either. The sauce was extremely delicious--I subbed canned diced peaches for the baby food, but next time I might just use a few teaspoons of apricot jam since I think it would achieve the same fruity effect. I also subbed a splash of lemon juice concentrate for the lemon slices. And I left out the bell pepper.

Literary Mom October 27, 2006