Honey Barbecue Beef Rib Recipe

Hello, honey! It's in the sauce that goes on this honey barbecue beef rib recipe. Grill 'em up in a few hours and enjoy a couple of slabs of these tender back ribs tonight for supper.

Barbecued Beef Ribs Recipe

Pre-heat the Grill

Begin by pre-heating the grill. Set it up for indirect grilling at a medium heat of between 250º-275ºF.


Prepare and Begin Grilling the Ribs
(for one or two slabs of beef back ribs)

First, prep the ribs, then divide the slab into individual ribs. Season them with just a bit of salt and pepper. Place the ribs into the grill and cook for two hours. While the ribs are cooking, make the bbq sauce.

All Honeyed Up Barbecue SauceTo make the sauce, you need...

  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder


Add the oil to a saucepan heated to medium high, add the onion and garlic, and saute until just barely beginning to brown. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer the sauce, uncovered for 30 minutes, or until it begins to thicken. Let cool.


After The Ribs Have Grilled Four Hours...


Baste the ribs with the sauce every 20 to 30 minutes for two more hours, or until the ribs are tender. Keep the grill temperature close to 250ºF as you continue basting and grilling. When done, the ribs will be covered with a sweet coating of thickened honey barbecue sauce.

I have to tell you that these honey barbecue beef ribs are one of my favorites. The sweet and tangy sauce really makes those beef back ribs shine...in the looks and flavor departments!