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Grilled Summer Ribs

Summer time is the perfect time to throw some ribs on the grill .. .but I still always feel they are more tender if they are braised first in liquid. So. . .with a crock pot that doesn't add any heat to the house. . . the ribs are tender perfect. This recipe allows for a company. . .but if you forgot to invite some over. . . just put the cooled ribs in freezer bags and you'll have a few freezer dinners ready. The sauce I use now is the sauce that Marg puts over her Baron of Beef. The flavour is awesome. This recipe require two days. . .but very little prep time.
Grilled Summer Ribs
  • enough pork side ribs of your choice to fill your crock pot.
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • water enough to barely cover the ribs once the sauce has been poured over the ribs and onions
  • 2 large onions
  • purchased BBQ sauce of your choice
  1. Cut the ribs into individual serving pieces.
  2. Dice the onions
  3. Put the ribs and onions in the crock pot. . . it can be quite full . . the sauce will fill in the spaces.
  4. Combine all the sauce ingredients except the BBQ sauce.
  5. Pour over the ribs and turn to high. .. .and turn down to low once it is simmering.
  6. Turn off at the end of the day .. . .allow to cool. . .and refrigerate.
  7. The next day. . .remove from the refrigerate. . .and remove all the fat that has solidified at the top of the ribs.
  8. Turn the crock pot back on .. .and simmer until you are ready to grill them
  9. The grilling only takes 20 minutes. . .long enough to baste with BBQ sauce and allow to brown.
  10. The sauce in the crock pot. . .can be heated in a sauce pan and thickened with 2 tablespoons flour to a cup of cold water. Bring to boil .. .and stir until thick.
  11. If you want to freeze some. . . only grill enough for the first day. . .allow the rest to come to room temperature. Put in freezer bags and freeze.


  1. I really like this recipe but most of all I like the idea of how to prepare it. This would drastically reduce your grilling time and you would still end up with the same great tasting grilled ribs you were after in the first place. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I was just thinking about Father's Day! It will be BBQ Ribs.
    I've used that recipe for many sauces over the years. It's tangy and gives the meat some zest.

  3. The photos are so delicious. I want a rib for breakfast now...

  4. I agree 100%, I always braise my ribs first. I wrap them in foil and slow braise them in the oven @ 250 then transfer them to the grill to finish them off. Too yummy and a family favorite for the summer time!!!!!


  5. Funny you would post this today! I was JUST talking to someone who said they were making ribs for dinner and I was suddenly hungry for them!
    Your recipe sounds great !

  6. That looks good I grill ribs differently and they always come out tender if you would like to see how this is done or if you want to look at the collection of tips and recipes I have for grilling you can visit

  7. So glad to see a recipe like this here to refer to. I will be checking back. I like meats that are no fuss on the day of . ..

  8. oh my I am hungry....just got home from work at 9 pm and starving for supper...see...I should NOT tune in here without a full stomach....where is that bbq!!!!!

  9. We love grilled ribs..a must in summer! Great recipe!


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