Stovetop cooking time: About 1 hour
Broil time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6-8
You will need two large stockpots and a large baking sheet
Recipe type: BBQ
Cuisine: American
  • 8 pounds beef back ribs, divided between two pots
  • 2 ½ large yellow onions, peeled and diced large, divided
  • 10-12 large garlic cloves, peeled and divided
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
  • Enough cold water to cover the ribs
  • One 45-ounce bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce. I use K.C. Masterpiece Original. Depending on how much sauce you put on the ribs you might have some sauce left over.
  1. Trim the fat from the beef back ribs. Wash the ribs and divide them between two large pots.
  2. Peel and dice the onions, divide and add to the pots.
  3. Peel the garlic cloves and add them whole or diced to the two pots.
  4. Add 1 tsp each of salt and ground black pepper to each pot and fill them up with enough cold water to cover the ribs.
  5. Bring the water to a boil without covering the pots. Boil for about 10 minutes and skim off the foam that collects on top.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover the pots and cook for about 1 hour, or until the ribs are fork tender and a piece of meat can easily be pulled off the bone with the fork.
  7. Set the rack in the center of oven and heat the oven to broil setting.
  8. Line one large baking sheet with aluminum foil and arrange the cooked ribs in a single layer on the foil. The ribs will be touching and that is perfectly fine.
  9. Squeeze or spoon the BBQ sauce all over the ribs and broil them for 7 minutes. The sauce should be bubbling.
  10. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and squeeze or spoon some more BBQ sauce over the ribs and put it back in the oven and this time broil for 3 minutes.
  11. Instead of the broiler method you may heat your outdoor grill to medium and brush BBQ sauce on the ribs and grill them until the sauce is bubbling.
  12. Serve with steamed Brussels sprouts, corn or other vegetables and a side of Creamy Coleslaw or New Potato and Dill Salad. You may heat some extra BBQ sauce in a microwave safe bowl and serve it on the side for those who like more sauce.
Beef back ribs are available in most supermarkets. You might want to ask the meat department in your particular store to provide them for you.
Recipe by Persian Mama at https://persianmama.com/easy-bbq-ribs/