Yummy Ribs - Baked & BBQ'd - Easy!!

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a recipe discovery (and my first posting of a recipe) but I've gotten so many amazing recipes off this site that I thought I owe it to the site to post an amazing and super-easy rib recipe. The delicious part of this is that it is so completely HANDS OFF that they can cook all day with a quick finish on the bar-b and your guests will be crooning for hours. Make lots - they go quick!! I should mention this recipe is so flexible - adjust however you like and you'll still get an amazing result!! I like to serve it with baked sweet potato (simply chop up a sweet potato, wrap in foil, and throw them in the oven for the last 30-45 mins) and coleslaw. mmmm goood. You can also "improve" any store bought sauce by adding ketchup, brown sugar or maple syrup or honey to suit your tastes - if you like garlic, add that too for a personalized "wow" result.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 racks pork back ribs (or more)
  • 113.39 g can beer or 113.39 g canother liquid
  • 29.58 ml montreal steak spice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic (optional)
  • 226.79 g bottled barbecue sauce (honey based ones are awesome)


  1. Chop ribs to a size that will fit your roaster. Sprinkle Salt, Pepper and a touch of Montreal Steak Spice over the ribs.
  2. Place ribs in the roasting pan and pour about an inch of beer in the bottom of the roaster.
  3. Roast ribs in oven for 2 hours at 350F or 3 hours at 325°F They'll smell great.
  4. Take them out of the roaster, let them cool slightly and then slather them with your favorite bbq sauce and grill them on your barbecue until the sauce thickens and becomes a bit sticky. Indirect grilling works best but if you don't, watch them closely because the sugar in the barbecue sauce will make them turn black if you aren't careful. Serve them quickly!


Most Helpful

The ribs came out very well and tasty. :) I used pork spare ribs and I cooked them for 3 hours. This is a great alternative recipe for when you don't have a grill or it's simply too cold to grill outdoors. One thing that I will do next time is to line the roasting rack with foil. The cleanup will be much easier.

cindyrocks88 November 16, 2011

These were good and easy to make. I used water instead of beer and put them in pans on the grill.

bmcnichol April 20, 2012

I made this for the current PARTY game. Outstanding recipe! I loved the ease of preparation and the taste was great. I used Budweiser beer and a doctored bottled bbq sauce. I cook the ribs for 3 hours,covered. I brushed the sauce on and cooked the ribs under the broiler. The ribs turned out very tender and I got a WOW from my family. Thanks for sharing.

CJAY December 06, 2009

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