Honey Barbecued Ribs

I’ve been making these ribs for nearly 20 years and the sauce never fails. In fact, it’s my go-to BBQ sauce over store bought any day. I make a jar and we use it for burgers, ribs, chicken or anything else worth of a good barbecue sauce. Add a little hot sauce if you like a kick!

Honey Barbecued Ribs

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, BBQ, pork, ribs
Servings: 4
Author: Tina Cusker


  • 3 lbs country style pork ribs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke, optional


  • Place ribs in large kettle or Dutch oven. Add enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until juices run clear and ribs are tender. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients to create the BBQ sauce.
  • Place cooked ribs in a single layer on a large baking tray; sprinkle with garlic salt & pepper. Baste with first layer of sauce.
  • Grill ribs, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes, continue basting with sauce and turning occasionally. Recipe cooks as well in the oven (400°) too!

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A Disclaimer


My beautiful daughter, Lauren and me in New York City (Fall 2018)

A woman I met recently at our housewarming party asked me if I had hired a decorator for our new house. No. She then asked if I made all the food served that evening. Yes. Her response? “I don’t hang out with people like you.” While I don’t think she was being hurtful, I’ve known women like her in the past. Almost 20 years ago, we had some close military friends who cut us off because “I was too perfect.”  Seriously?? I was stumbling through life with two preschoolers who were driving me crazy most of the time, and a husband who was constantly deployed. With family thousands of miles away, what I needed most was a friend who accepted me for who I am and would walk beside me to support my strengths and my challenges. Why are women so hard on themselves? Why can’t we embrace the fact that everyone has unique talents and gifts, everyone has areas of weakness? There is so much we can learn from each other. There are so many ways we can leverage our impact when we join forces and help one another. Read More