Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Barbecued Ribs With Blueberry Sauce

Fresh picked blueberries, cumin and chili powder make a delightful sauce for barbecued ribs.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
000 Ratings


4 cups water
3 to 4 pounds country-style pork ribs
2 pints (4 cups) fresh blueberries
1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger root*
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt


Bring water to full boil in 8-quart saucepan; add ribs. Cook over medium-high heat 20-25 minutes or until ribs are fork tender.

Place all remaining ingredients in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 12-15 minutes or until flavors are blended.

Heat 1 side of gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Place coals to 1 side in charcoal grill.  Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite coals.

Place ribs onto grill over drip pan.  Grill, turning occasionally and brushing with sauce, 20-25 minutes or until ribs are fork tender.

Cook remaining blueberry sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Serve sauce over ribs.


*Substitute 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger.

Recipe Tip

Fresh blueberries are recommended. However, 1 (16-ounce) package frozen blueberries, thawed, drained can be substituted. Sauce will be thinner made with frozen blueberries.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 880

Fat: 52g

Cholesterol: 275mg

Sodium: 330mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 81g

Recipe #8416©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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