Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is how my family has come to like "meaty" ribs. The meat just falls off the bones and is finger licking good. It's also easy to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill a 12 quart pot 2/3 full with water. Add all ingredients except bar-b-que sauce.
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as water begins to boil, lower heat to simmer and simmer for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain off liquid. Place ribs in a baking pan. Pour bar-b-que sauce over ribs. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Option: Instead of baking in oven, put ribs on the grill and baste with sauce.


Most Helpful

These ribs were so flavorful! I used 3 pounds ribs, one onion, 8 cloves garlic, about 1/4 cup pepper and less than 1/4 cup salt (it just seemed like so much!). I added some hot sauce and some bay leaves, but left out the cajun because I didn't have any. Boiling the ribs with all this added so much flavor into the meat! I did wish they turned out a little less dry/more tender, maybe I should have boiled longer or cooked in the oven less. This was only my first time making ribs. Thanks for a great recipe!** Updated to state that I made these again tonight and they were the best ribs I've ever had! The key was to boil until tender, for my ribs it took closer to 1.5 hours. I also finished on the grill, which was so much better than the oven! Thank you again for such a great recipe**

Island Girl 525 May 23, 2010

I used a pressure cooker for 10 or 15 minutes instead of simmering. Then I put them in a stove top smoker dipped the BBQ sauce on both sides. Let them smoke for almost an hour. Amazingly good and with so little fat.

Mar and Joe August 15, 2010

I too like to prepare my ribs by cooking them in water first. But just an added idea, I put an orange cut into two with bay leaves, onion, and garlic. The orange takes the fat from the ribs and adds a wonderful flavor. I then put bbq sauce on them and cook them on the grill or oven. Yummy!

Gayle's June 10, 2009

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