BBQ Beef Ribs with a Sweet and Sticky Sauce. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth and it is easy to scale up the ingredients and portions for when you are feeding a crowd! You can even make the sauce ahead so most of the hard work is done and a classic potato salad is a great accompaniment to this dish.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6


  • 830ml/3 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 240ml/1 cup honey
  • 1 8- ounce can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 2 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried crushed red pepper
  • 3 racks beef back ribs about 9 pounds’ total, each rack cut in half
  • 320g/2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped celery
  • 1 onion halved lengthwise
  • 192g/1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped carrots
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • Combine first 7 ingredients in large deep saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat down to low and simmer until very thick, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Cool sauce. (Can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  • Place ribs in heavy large pot. Add celery, onion, carrots, bay leaves, peppercorns and 1 tablespoon salt. Add enough water to cover ribs and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until meat is tender, about 1 hour. Using tongs, remove rib racks from pot. Cool slightly.Cut between bones into individual ribs. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
  • Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Brush ribs with some of sauce. Grill ribs until brown and thickly glazed, occasionally turning and basting with more sauce, about 10 minutes.


Recipe sourced from The Food Network
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