Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time
These rib recipes cover all areas of experience (from roasted in the oven to pitmaster) for all summer events (from casual cookout to date night at home). Whether you like spareribs, baby back ribs, dry-rubbed ribs or lick-your-fingers ribs, these are the best summer rib recipes. There are sweet, spicy and smoky flavors in these inventive rib recipes that barbecue-eaters from any Southern region will enjoy.
Deep South Barbecue Ribs
Recipe: Deep South Barbecue Ribs
You can make these oven-roasted ribs even if you’re not a pitmaster, and our Southern BBQ dry rub and Melting Pot Barbecue Sauce will satisfy guests from any Southern barbecue city.
Slow-Cooker Ginger, Sweet Tea, and Whiskey Short Ribs
This inventive recipe is a tangy take on short ribs. It just wouldn’t be a Southern summer recipe if sweet tea wasn't included, though.
Memphis Dry-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs
These easy-to-make, dry-rubbed ribs mean less mess and more fun at your summer cookout.
Smoked Cola-and-Coffee Beef Ribs
Sweet Chili-and-Mustard Baby Back Ribs
These grilled baby back ribs are brushed with multiple doses of tangy sweet chili sauce that you won’t mind licking off your fingers.
Sweet-and-Spicy Short Ribs with Egg Noodles
These fall-off-the-bone short ribs get their sweetness from brown sugar and their spiciness from chili powder, paprika and cayenne. The ingredient you least expect? Beer.
The Ultimate Smoky, Sweet Ribs
Beef Ribs with Sorghum Glaze
Recipe: Beef Ribs with Sorghum Glaze
These ribs are made in the oven and prepped with a slightly spicy dry rub before being basted with the sweet sorghum glaze.
Grilled Italian Spare Ribs
Apricot-Pineapple Sweet Ribs
Baby Loin Back Ribs
Honey-Soy Appetizer Ribs
Recipe: Honey-Soy Appetizer Ribs
Your guests will want to fill up on the appetizer round with these sweet, small ribs. They’ll have no idea that this delicious recipe was only made with six ingredients.