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Broiled Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

How to broil ribs plus a homemade BBQ sauce recipe. It's way easier than you think, and ridiculously delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to broil ribs
Servings: 8 servings


Ribs and Rub

  • 3 lbs. boneless ribs
  • Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika or smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground mustard


  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Remove the fat from the ribs if necessary.
  • Combine the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper. Rub it into the meat.
  • Broil ribs about 5 – 6 inches from flame for 10 minutes on each side.
  • While the ribs are cooking, combine all of the barbecue sauce ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook over a medium flame until it reaches a boil. Lower flame and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour half of the barbecue sauce in a bowl and save it for serving with the cooked ribs.
  • Use the other half of the sauce to coat the ribs. Once the ribs are coated, broil them for 10 more minutes.
  • Serve the ribs immediately. You can pour the remaining barbecue sauce over the ribs or serve it on the side for dipping.