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boiled bbq ribs

Bbq Boiled Ribs

Boiled ribs before grilling is a fantastic alternative to traditional grilling or smoking methods. Boiling ribs in a stock broth with coriander seeds, then generously smothered in Bbq Sauce before grilling or broiling. This fast ribs recipe is a time saver, tender fall off the bone and full of flavor.
Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq pork ribs, boiled ribs, fast ribs
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 2 pounds (1 kg) pork ribs baby back
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds crushed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • oil for frying
  • barbecue sauce for basting


  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Use a butter knife or your fingers to loosen and lift a corner of the membrane. Grip it with a paper towel to pull it off.
  • In a large stockpot, sauté onion and garlic with until tender. Add the ribs, crushed coriander seeds and enough chicken broth to cover the ribs.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer on low, covered for about 2 hours, until ribs are fully tender.
  • GRILL - Preheat the bbq to medium heat. Remove the ribs from the boiling water and discard water and onions. Using a brush, baste ribs with bbq sauce and put on grill, meatier side down. Grill for about 10 minutes, continually turning and basting with bbq sauce as needed.
  • BROIL - Carefully transfer ribs to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Brush generously with barbecue sauce. Place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce caramelizes and becomes slightly charred.
  • Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce on the side.