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BIG Barbecued Beef Ribs

Yields7 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time2 hrs 15 minsTotal Time2 hrs 20 mins

Not for sissies, this gooey beef rib recipe offers rib-eating satisfaction from ear to ear and are great for dramatic presentation.


  Salt and pepper
 1 rack Beef Grilling Back Ribs (about 7 ribs long), approx 3 lb (1.5 kg)
 ½ cup (125 mL) barbecue sauce
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 onion, diced
 1 can (14 oz/398 ml) tomato sauce
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) maple syrup
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) red wine vinegar
 ¼ cup (50 mL) tomato paste
 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced canned chipolte peppers
 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce

Season ribs with salt and pepper and grill over medium-high heat for 5 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally until browned all over. Place on a thick sheet of foil on a baking sheet. Thin barbecue sauce with 2 to 3 tbsp. water and pour over ribs. Over-wrap with another sheet of foil and crimp up edges to make a foil pouch. Roast in 250°F (120°C) oven for 2 to 3 hours until meat is fork tender.


Meanwhile sauté garlic and onion in a bit of vegetable oil until softened. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Reserve approximately 1 cup (250 mL) of sauce for dipping.


Brush ribs all over with the remaining sauce. If desired, grill briefly to set the sauce. Serve ribs with the reserved sauce for dipping.


Time Saver Tip: Use a bottled smokey flavoured barbecue sauce instead of making one from scratch.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 7

Amount Per Serving
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%
Total Carbohydrate 29g10%
Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.