Finger-Lickin' Ribs Recipes

From baby back to short ribs, these meaty dishes are the best of the best.

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Smoked Baby Back Ribs

A brown sugar spice rub is the key to these tender, juicy ribs. Just before smoking, spray the ribs with a mixture of apple juice, Worcestershire sauce and apple cider vinegar — it adds a touch of acid to the dish.

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The Ultimate Barbecued Ribs

Tyler doesn’t mess around when it comes to barbecue. To add extra oomph to his ribs, he flavors olive oil with bacon and thyme, which then becomes the base of the barbecue sauce.

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Beef Short Ribs

Red wine is the star of Ina’s comforting dish. She uses a whole bottle to make the rich, flavorful sauce for her short ribs

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Sweet and Spicy Short Rib Tacos

Sear your short ribs before adding them to the slow cooker to achieve the caramelization you want. Then let the slow cooker (plus ancho chiles and brown sugar for sweet-meets-heat flavor) do the rest of the work. Fill warm tortillas with the shredded meat and top with Mexican crema or sour cream to complete the meal.

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Best Barbecue Ribs Ever

As Katie says, “there’s no shame in having a rack of ribs to yourself.” She roasts her ribs low and slow, then browns them on the grill for just a few minutes more.

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Barbecued Pork Ribs

Trisha adds flavor to her ribs in multiple layers: a marinade ensures a finished product that isn't dried out, and a sticky-sweet barbecue sauce that gets slightly charred under the broiler for that smoky flavor you want, without the charcoal grill.

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Braised Short Ribs

When you're looking for an impressive yet low-maintenance recipe, braised short ribs are a guaranteed success. Using a hearty red wine in the braising sauce imparts even more robust flavor to these intensely meaty, bone-in ribs.

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Instant Pot Korean Style Short Ribs

No need to fire up the grill for this sticky, meaty dish. With the Instant Pot®, finger-licking short ribs are ready in no time. If you miss that charred flavor, a quick trip under the broiler will satisfy.

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Sticky Spicy Slow-Cooked Ribs

It doesn’t get better than Ree’s five-star spareribs. Once the meat is done slow-cooking, Ree thickens the juices with a slurry (a mixture of cornstarch and water) and uses the sauce to baste her ribs, creating an extra-sticky glaze.

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Cola Barbecue Ribs

You can forget the bottled stuff — all you need is a bottle of cola to make your own thick and delicious barbecue sauce. Brush some over the ribs before grilling, then serve the rest on the side.

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Memphis-Style Hickory-Smoked Beef and Pork Ribs

Take your tastebuds on a trip with these Memphis-style beef and pork spareribs. If you're a dry rib fan, serve these with a little extra of the Neelys' barbecue seasoning blend on top. If you prefer wet ribs, mix up a batch of the Neelys' homemade barbecue sauce and serve alongside.

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Rack-o-Ribs Hero

This is a reimagining of those fast-food rib sandwiches — but when you make one yourself with excellent ingredients, it's even better than your drive-thru memories.

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Asian-Spiced Baby Back Ribs

Brine your ribs and make a brown-sugar topping tonight for a lazy-day barbecue meal tomorrow.

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Sweet-Tea Ribs with Lemony Potato Salad

These easy ribs are roasted in the oven, then coated with a black tea and citrus glaze. For a classic side, mix up quick lemony potato salad while the ribs cook.

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Brown Sugar Ribs with Pineapple Relish

A simple sheet of foil is the key to Ree’s easy-as-pie recipe. After wrapping baby back ribs in a foil pack, she bakes the meat for two hours. While that’s in the oven, she whips up a fresh pineapple relish to serve on top. Bonus: Thanks to the foil, there’s almost no cleanup!

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Dad’s Spareribs

Alex cuts spareribs into tiny bites to prepare this easy appetizer. For a sticky, gooey and oh-so-yummy glaze, she simmers the meat in a honey-soy sauce mixture that no one can resist.

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Kansas City Style Pork Ribs

Kansas City-style barbecue is all about the sweet tomato-based sauce — and this homemade version can't be beat.

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Chili-Glazed Pork Ribs

Basting ribs with a homemade chili-spiked sauce every 10 minutes for the last 40 minutes of cooking creates a thick, spicy glaze that everyone will love.

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Beer-Braised Ribs with Clams

Tender littleneck clams, savory pork ribs and earthy new potatoes come together in an herbaceous tomato broth — the perfect dish for casual get-togethers.

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Slow-Cooker Short Ribs

Sandra's short ribs become tender and juicy when slow cooked, resulting in a truly comforting dish.

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