Main Course: Sticky Garlic BBQ Ribs

Servings: 8 servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes


  • 3 pounds (1362 grams) pork ribs, preferably back ribs
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar, white or apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions for Preparation

  1. Trim the fat off the ribs and cut into sections of 2-3 ribs.
  2. Place in a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring up to a low boil. 
  3. Turn heat down to low, cover with the lid and cook for 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  5. After 45 minutes, transfer the ribs without the water into a big baking pan. Pour the sauce over the ribs and mix until each piece is coated well.
  6. lace the ribs on a hot BBQ grill.  
  7. Cook each side until gooey, about 5-10 minutes. Slater on more sauce as they cook.

The trick to tender but gooey BBQ ribs is in the process. Read on to learn the secret. By boiling the ribs, much of the unhealthy saturated fat is left behind in the water. Place the leftover water in a mug in a bowl to cool overnight. Remove the hard fat layer from the top. You will be left with flavor-rich stock that can be added to soups or stews.

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