Trisha Yearwood's Barbecued Pork Ribs


Barbecue pork ribs are usually made on the grill, but baking ribs in the oven gives this recipe its signature fall-off-the-bone tender results.

Trisha Yearwood's Barbecued Pork Ribs
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
30 mins
Broil Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 52 mins


Pork Ribs

  • 2 cup soy sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 5 pound meaty pork ribs

Barbecue Sauce

  • cup water

  • 1 14 ounce bottle ketchup

  • 1 12 ounce bottle chili sauce

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the soy sauce, water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, molasses, and salt. Bring the marinade to a boil; set aside to cool.

  2. Put the ribs in a large, turkey-size oven baking bag or sealable plastic bag. Support the bag in a 12x14-inch baking pan. Pour marinade over the ribs and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight, turning the bag occasionally to thoroughly coat the meat.

  3. The next day, preheat the oven to 375°F.

  4. Drain and discard the marinade from the bag. Cut 4 slits in the top of the baking bag if you are using one. Otherwise, drain the marinade, transfer the ribs to the baking pan, and cover the pan with foil. Bake the ribs for 2 hours.

  5. While the ribs are baking, prepare the barbecue sauce. In a large saucepan, blend the water, ketchup, chili sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and dry mustard. Bring this mixture to a boil. Stir well to dissolve the sugar; set aside to cool.

  6. When the ribs are cooked and tender, open the bag or remove the foil and discard the drippings. Lower the oven temperature to 350°F.

  7. Brush the ribs on both sides with the barbecue sauce and return them to the oven to bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes longer. Just before serving, throw the ribs onto the barbecue or blacken them under the broiler to give them a bit of a char.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

401 Calories
22g Fat
23g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 401
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1099mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1.9mg 10%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 398mg 8%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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