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Deliciously Sticky BBQ Ribs

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There is nothing better on a Saturday night than to be outside with the family grillin’ up a feast.

In our home, nights like these bring everyone just a little bit closer. The kids run around playing soccer or chasing each other with their water guns, my husband has music playing, and I’m usually enjoying a small glass bottle of wine. And when we are lucky enough, we are blessed with the company of good friends and family.

Nights like these remind me of just how wonderful all the small things in life are. Even the muddy clothes and that sink full of dishes that I will dread tomorrow are a few of those small things that one day my home will long for. For now, those piles of mess mean wonderful memories were made. So what better to do than to throw some deliciously sticky barbecue ribs on the grill and enjoy a beautiful weekend night!

My favorite thing about these ribs is that they are super easy to make. They don’t require many ingredients. In fact, most of them you probably already have on hand- I know that I usually do! Even prepping them is quite simple, all you have to do is measure out each ingredient and mix them together until the beer and barbecue sauce combine well. By the time you do this, the seasonings have mixed right into the sauce perfectly.

This makes what may seem like an abundant amount of marinade for one rack of ribs. That may seem so, but half of that you want to put aside for basting. The other half you will place in a bowl or a ziplock bag along with the ribs (which you have cut apart between the bones). Shake and stir until your ribs are well coated in the sauce and refrigerate.

(Cut ribs in between bones)
(Ready for marinade)

The trick is to give them plenty of time to marinate.

Personally, I like to let them soak overnight to really absorb all of that delicious flavor. However giving them even an hour to refrigerate in the marinade will do.

Once they are marinated to your liking and your grill is prepared you can throw these delicious beauties on and grab that extra half of the sauce you saved for basting.

We like to cook the ribs over the flame at first to give them a beautiful charred color and then remove them from the direct fire to finish cooking. Every few minutes they are basted and flipped. We repeat this process until most of the basting sauce is gone. Just don’t forget to save some for the final product and give them one last good basting!

These are most enjoyed right off the grill, but I promise you they will be delicious for days!

(The final product served next to a BBQ brisket burger)

Deliciously Sticky BBQ Ribs

 These ribs are super easy to make and they don’t require many ingredients. The perfect addition to any barbecue.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 Rack Ribs We like Pork Spareribs
  • 3 C Bbq sauce of choice
  • 3/4 C Beer We use Tecate
  • 1 Tbsp Pepper
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder


  1. Cut ribs apart in between bones.   

  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  

  3. Mix until beer & barbecue sauce have mixed well together.     

  4. Separate the marinade in half (one will be for basting & the other for the marinade).   

  5. With the half for marinading, pour over ribs. 

  6. Place inside the refrigerator for at least an hour.  

  7. To cook, place on grill meat side down over direct flame. 

  8. Once charred, baste, flip, & remove from direct fire.    

  9. Continuing basting & flipping every few minutes until fully cooked.  

  10. Remove from grill & baste one last time for the perfect glaze.

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39 thoughts on “Deliciously Sticky BBQ Ribs

  1. My poor husband! He would love these, but I don’t eat red meat. Sounds like something he needs to make one night this spring/summer and I can make something else for me!

  2. This looks so good! Every time I crave ribs, they have to be sticky and barbecue! This looks like a recipe that I would really like, I’ll have to try it out sometime soon! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These ribs look delicious! I love eating ribs, though I have never made them myself. But looking at your rather simple recipe, I’m totally tempted to try 🙂

  4. What a delicious meal! Your BBQ Ribs is so awesome for picnic or a gathering. I believe you are an amazing chef because your recipe is absolutely perfect. Thanks for sharing this post!

  5. These ribs sound so tasty! I love BBQ anything, and I definitely need to try these out haha! I love trying new ones also! Yum!

  6. After reading your post, all I can think about is having this recipe this weekend and a perfect wine to pair with. Yummylicious!

  7. We are having a BBQ this weekend. I am sure these ribs would be a big hit. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some. They look so delicious and easy to make.

  8. This is perfect timing of sharing this recipe, right before Labor Day! We don’t have our menu planned yet, so this is definitely going on the list. My hubby can’t get enough of delicious ribs!

    1. It is the perfect time! We just had them this past weekend and I foresee them in our future again this weekend. Let me know how you like them Theresa!

    1. I am right there with you, Cassie. I usually have to double up the recipe because even the kids devour them. Make a side of beer battered onion rings and you’ve got the perfect meal.

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