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American Style Ribs

Tasty Ribs first oven cooked and finished on the grill



  • 1.

    Please read this entire page before commencing.

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    Make SBQ sauce at least one day in advance (keeps in fridge 2 months)

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    Mix together (using Bamix appliance or similar) and pour into a large glass jar.

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    Have butcher cut each rack in half through the bone to make shorter ribs

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    Sprinkle with water and lots of salt

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    Put in disposable roaster and cover with double foil

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    Bake in oven 180C or for 1 to 1 ½ hours until fork comes out easily. For large amounts of ribs it may take up to 2 hours. Check after 1 hr.

  • 8.

    To bake in covered BBQ, prepare as above, preheat to Medium, and check after 45 minutes. Move uncooked ribs to top to pan if necessary.

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    Make Basting Sauce

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    Spread basting sauce on each rib, meat side

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    Cook other side first 4 minutes on BBQ

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    Cook meat side another 4 minutes on BBQ

  • 13.

    Serve ribs on large platter and put SBQ sauce on table to use as a Dipping Sauce. This is a semi hot sauce that can be made hotter if you prefer by adding more cayenne or chilis. Do your own thing.


This is delicious and you need lots of napkins.

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Andrew Graham

Shiraz, Grenache and Other Whites are the best wines to pair with American Style Ribs.


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