How to Make Root Beer Glazed Oven Baked Barbeque Ribs & Grilled St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs

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Jan. 04, 2012

Try my Beer Glazed or Root Beer glazed BBQ ribs. They're simple and just down right good. There are hundreds of ways to do BBQ from how to cook it to how to sauce it. There's enough room in the grilling world for all of us no matter where you're from!

These are just a couple of ways that are simple to do and will have you showing off your techniques to your family and friends. I've been getting a lot of requests for baked BBQ ribs because not everyone has an outdoor grill. So here are they are! I may not be a pit master but I can definitely hold my own :)


Baby back ribs 3 Pound ((1 1/2 pound each, 2 slabs))
For the wet rub
All purpose seasoning 3 Tablespoon ((Grand Diamond))
Liquid smoke 1/2 Teaspoon ((Hickory or Mesquite))
Mustard powder 1 Teaspoon
Apple cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon
Light brown sugar 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Lager beer 36 Ounce , divided ((2
Root beer soda 4 Cup (64 tbs) , divided
For the basting of ribs on the grill
Apple cider vinegar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Root beer 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)



1. Preheat oven between 300 degrees.

2. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

3. Rinse and pat dry the ribs; remove the skin of membrane if any with a paring knife.

4. In a bowl combine grand diamond all-purpose seasoning, liquid smoke, mustard powder, apple cider vinegar, salt and light brown sugar and mix well.

5. Evenly rub the rib slabs with the marinade between both the slabs.

6. Cut one slab of ribs into half and place both the ribs bone-side facing down on separate baking sheet.

7. Pour ½ cup of lager beer in one tray and pour ½ cup of root beer in the other.


8. Bake for about 2½ to 3½ hours turning the ribs over every 30 to 35 minutes.

9. Making sure that at least a cup of the beer or root beer remains in the bottom of the pan as it will slow evaporate during the cooking process.

10. In a small bowl combine apple cider vinegar and root beer, this is the marinade for ribs on the grill.

11. The remaining slab of ribs place it on the grill with the meat side down, brush the marinade over the ribs every 20-25 minutes.


12. Serve the ribs along with a nice bourbon barbeque sauce on the side.


For best results, marinate the ribs for at least 2 to 4 hours or overnight.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 170 Minutes
Ready In: 170 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 348Calories from Fat 133

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 515 mg21.46%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 15 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet