Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 20 mins

This is a copy kat recipe from the famous Bar "B" Barn restaurant in Montreal. Simmer the ribs early in the day and then refrigerate until ready to BBQ. This recipe is for pork but beef ribs can be substituted with no problem.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan or stock pot, cover ribs with cold water; add thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaf, celery and onion.
  2. Bring to gentle boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 45 minutes or until ribs are tender.
  3. Remove ribs place in shallow glass dish.
  4. Set aside.
  5. (Strain cooking liquid and refrigerate or freeze to use as soup stock).
  6. Sauce.
  7. In small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients, bring to gentle boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes to blend flavors.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Cut strips of ribs into serving portions of 3 to 4 ribs.
  10. Pour sauce all over ribs in dish and marinate for 3 to 4 hours in refrigerator or for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  11. Remove ribs from sauce, reserving any remaining sauce.
  12. Cook ribs on greased grill over medium-hot coals or medium setting, turning and brushing occasionally with reserved sauce, for about 20 minutes or until meat is browned.
  13. NOTE:Double the sauce recipe for lots of basting sauce.


Most Helpful

This recipe is excellent. The ribs were so tender and tasty. I have never been to Bar "B" Barn so I couldnt tell you if they taste the same but this recipe is out of this world. I will be making this again. Thank you for posting it.

Gingerbear September 15, 2002

This recipe really made my Fourth of July BBQ a success! Great flavor. Very easy to prepare. I definitely will be using it again. I used this recipe with regular ribs.

NormaJJ July 07, 2003

i have worked in this restaurant,i was responsible for making a sauce and this recipe is not a copy of theirs...i'm sure the ribs will be fine cooked according to this recipe but it won't be a real thing

Maciej B. July 03, 2015

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