Main Dish | September 25, 2015

Game Day Ribs

overhead shot of ribs

When I visited home this summer my mom pulled out her family’s recipe for ribs. These are gonna be perfect for you your next special event- especially now that it is footballs season! You can never go wrong with a batch of tender, fall-off-the-bone, bursting with tangy flavor ribs for a bunch of hangry fellows watching a sport.

For the prep work- you want to remove the membrane of the ribs use a knife and a paper towel to grip it. You can, at this point cut them into serving pieces (4-5 ribs) or leave them whole and cut after you boil. Stick them in a pot full of seasonings and boil. It is important that there are plenty of seasonings and they are covered in liquid.

(pictured below we had dumped some liquid out to move the pot :)

boiling ribs in pot

Step three. Cover the ribs with your rub. Cover with foil. Bake them for at least 2 hours. You can go longer if desired…. longer = more flavor!

ribs soaking in rub

Now! they are baked and full of flavor they will go on the grill for a quick charring. this fast searing on the high heat will help seal the flavor and create a little salty crust. There is nothing like the taste of fresh grilled anything. Veggies or meat- it always tastes better grilled. You can make the ribs at home and and after they have baked take them to a tail gate party and grill them there. Slather with your favorite BBQ sauce and serve with an ice cold coke. Seriously guys, they’ll be the hit of the party.

ribs on grill


ribs on grill being covered in bbq sauce

Game Day Ribs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs 55 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins

The crowds will cheer when you put these on the table!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade ribs
Calories: 4744 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 large racks of ribs
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 12 oz cans of Coke
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • chicken broth or chicken bullion
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBS garlic salt
  • 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
  1. First prep your ribs by removing the membrane on the back. I grip it with a paper towel. Cut into serving pieces of 4-5 ribs each.
  2. next, in a large pan put in your seasonings for boiling, coke and fill with water until the ribs are completely covered in liquid.
  3. Boil for 1 hour and 45 minutes
  4. In a separate bowl mix rub ingredients together
  5. Remove from liquid, and cover with rub.
  6. Wrap 2-3 servings in foil and put all in a pan. Add about 1 cup broth into the bottom of the pan and bake for 2 hours at 200 degrees. You can bake longer- the longer the more flavor.
  7. After finished baking, sear on a hot grill to seal in the flavor, and create a nice crispy crust.
  8. Brush on your favorite BBQ sauce.
Recipe Notes

PRESSURE COOKER: Remove membranes and cut as directed, rub ribs with rub. Fill pressure cooker with remaining ingredients. Set to meat setting and cook for 20 minutes for tender ribs, 30 minutes for falling-off-the-bone, doing a quick release. Brush ribs with BBQ sauce and broil in oven or grill on grill for a crispy crust--totally optional step.

Nutrition Facts
Game Day Ribs
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 4744 Calories from Fat 2052
% Daily Value*
Fat 228g351%
Saturated Fat 101g631%
Cholesterol 600mg200%
Sodium 8184mg356%
Potassium 3044mg87%
Carbohydrates 572g191%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 542g602%
Protein 133g266%
Vitamin A 1705IU34%
Vitamin C 25.2mg31%
Calcium 404mg40%
Iron 20.6mg114%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
overhead shot of rib rack

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