Barbecue Ribs Recipe

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Barbecue Ribs Recipe
BBQ Sauce
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BBQ Sauce

This recipe for Dutch oven ribs is smothered in thick BBQ sauce and cooked to perfection. 

[Editor’s Note: Lewis uses a type of Dutch oven known as a camping, cowboy, or chuckwagon, which has a rimmed cover in order to place coals on top. If you are using a generic Dutch oven, you can simply place it inside your home oven at 325 degrees rather than using hot coals as Terry instructs.] 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 6 pounds of country-style pork or beef ribs, individually separated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • One 28-ounce bottle of BBQ sauce, preferably Bull's Eye


  • One 12-inch Dutch oven
  • 60 hot coals


Over 12 coals, slightly brown the ribs in a Dutch oven and season with salt and pepper. Cover the ribs with barbecue sauce.

Cover and bake, using 8 coals underneath the oven and 14-16 coals on top, for 1 ½-2 hours. (You will need to replace the coals with new ones after 50 minutes of cooking time.) If the sauce gets too thick during cooking, add a small amount of water to thin it.

Barbecue Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.