Barbecued Ribs

"These ribs are first baked in oven and then finished on barbecue. Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit (July, 1981). Prep time includes grilling and baking time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Combine flour, paprika, garlic and pepper in large plastic bag.
  • Add ribs to bag in batches, if necessary, coating well.
  • Arrange ribs in roasting pan (large enough to fit ribs in single layer).
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until ribs are browned.
  • Remove from oven and let cool while mixing sauce.
  • Combine chili sauce, onion, sugar, vinegar, mustard, hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire sauce in medium saucepan.
  • Bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  • While sauce is cooking prepare barbecue.
  • Remove sauce from heat and pour over ribs, turning to coat.
  • Grill ribs, basting with sauce, for 15 minutes per side or until ribs are done.
  • Cut ribs into serving pieces.

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  1. My family really enjoyed these. I used 6.5 lbs. of country style ribs and I baked them a couple days ahead of time. I barbequed them when the weather cleared up. They didn't get very brown in the oven, but they did crisp up on the grill. I don't eat ribs, so relied on the rest of the family for comments...thumbs up from all. Only complaint...not enough sauce! Thanks for sharing, Ellie.
  2. Tasty ribs, I may have baked them too long "until browned". I recommend increasing the amount of sauce for better coverage. So far, my preferred precooking method is with a pressure cooker, for which I know exactly how long they need to cook, they stay moist and retain full flavor. I had to finish these ribs in the oven because we were due a downpour. Made for Rookie Recipe tag game.
  3. awesomeeeeeeee
  4. Baking the ribs in the oven first seems to be the secret to these great-tasting ribs. Very tender! We will definitely make our ribs in this way from now on!
  5. Fantastic.I used a dry rub first then used the sauce for basting on the grill! This is definately a keeper.Thanks for sharing!!!


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