Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs Recipe - Authentic USA Flavor

Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs

Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs Recipe - Authentic USA Flavor
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 2 hours | Servings: 4-6


Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs
Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs

Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs are a delicious and spicy twist on classic barbecue ribs. These ribs are perfect for those who love a little heat in their food and enjoy the bold flavors of Texas-style barbecue.


This recipe draws inspiration from the rich barbecue traditions of Texas, where spicy and flavorful sauces are a staple. The combination of chili sauce, horseradish, and hot pepper sauce in the barbecue sauce gives these ribs a fiery kick that is sure to impress your taste buds.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Place the ribs in two roasting pans.
  3. In a bowl, pour water and red wine vinegar, and stir.
  4. Pour the diluted vinegar over the ribs and cover with foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  6. Halfway through cooking, baste the ribs with their juices.
  7. In a medium saucepan, combine chili sauce, horseradish, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, butter, brown sugar, hot pepper sauce, and salt. Bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer the sauce for 1 hour.
  9. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  10. Lightly oil the preheated grill.
  11. Transfer the ribs from the oven to the grill, discarding the cooking liquid.
  12. Grill the ribs over medium heat for 15 minutes, turning them once.
  13. Generously baste the ribs with barbeque sauce and grill for 8 minutes.
  14. Turn the ribs and baste them again with barbeque sauce, then grill for 8 minutes.


  • Use beef ribs instead of pork for a heartier flavor.
  • Add a splash of bourbon to the barbecue sauce for a smoky twist.
  • Experiment with different hot sauces to adjust the level of heat to your liking.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to baste the ribs with their juices halfway through baking to keep them moist and flavorful.

- Preheat the grill before transferring the ribs to ensure even cooking and a nice char.

- Generously baste the ribs with the barbecue sauce while grilling to build up layers of flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve these ribs with classic barbecue sides like coleslaw, cornbread, and baked beans for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Baking the ribs before grilling ensures they are tender and juicy.

- Grilling the ribs adds a smoky flavor and caramelizes the barbecue sauce for a delicious finish.

Ingredient Substitutions

Substitute apple cider vinegar for the red wine vinegar.

- Use honey or maple syrup instead of brown sugar for a different sweetness.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the barbecue sauce in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can also marinate the ribs overnight for even more flavor.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the ribs on a platter and garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro for a pop of color. Serve with extra barbecue sauce on the side for dipping.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair these ribs with a cold beer or a glass of sweet tea to balance out the heat. A side of creamy mac and cheese or potato salad complements the spicy flavors of the ribs.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or on the grill until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 420 per serving


Carbohydrates: 23g per serving


Total Fat: 24g per serving

Saturated Fat: 10g per serving


Protein: 32g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Iron: 2mg per serving

Calcium: 50mg per serving


Contains: Mustard


These Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs are a rich source of protein and provide a good amount of iron and calcium. However, they are high in fat and calories, so enjoy them in moderation.


Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs are a spicy and flavorful twist on classic barbecue ribs. With a bold barbecue sauce and tender meat, these ribs are sure to be a hit at your next cookout. Enjoy them with your favorite sides and a cold drink for a delicious and satisfying meal.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was captivated. I was at a family barbecue in Texas, surrounded by the sights and sounds of a warm summer evening. The smell of sizzling meat on the grill filled the air, and I couldn't help but be drawn to the mouthwatering aroma wafting from a nearby grill.

I wandered over to see what was cooking, and there was my cousin Jim, expertly flipping a rack of ribs on the grill. The ribs were coated in a rich, spicy barbecue sauce that made my mouth water just looking at them. I asked Jim what his secret was, and he grinned mischievously before handing me a handwritten recipe on a crumpled piece of paper.

"This is my Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs recipe," he said proudly. "It's been passed down through generations in our family, and now it's yours to try."

I thanked Jim profusely and tucked the recipe into my pocket, already envisioning the delicious ribs I would make for my own family. As soon as I returned home, I gathered the ingredients and got to work in the kitchen. The recipe called for a mix of spicy peppers, tangy vinegar, and sweet molasses, creating a complex and bold flavor profile.

I marinated the ribs overnight, allowing the flavors to meld and infuse the meat with a fiery kick. The next day, I fired up the grill and carefully tended to the ribs, basting them with the remaining sauce to create a sticky, caramelized crust.

As the ribs cooked, the scent of smoky barbecue filled the air, and I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into the tender, flavorful meat. When the ribs were finally done, I proudly presented them to my family, who eagerly dug in with gusto.

The first bite was a revelation. The meat was juicy and tender, with a perfect balance of heat and sweetness. Each bite was a burst of flavor, and I couldn't help but feel a sense of satisfaction at mastering such a delicious recipe.

Over the years, I continued to make my Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs for family gatherings, potlucks, and cookouts. Each time, they were met with rave reviews and requests for the recipe. I was more than happy to share my newfound culinary treasure, passing on the tradition of this beloved dish to friends and loved ones.

As I grew older, I realized that the recipe for Fiery Texas Grilled Barbecued Ribs was more than just a delicious meal—it was a connection to my family's past, a reminder of the moments shared around the table, and a testament to the power of good food to bring people together.

Now, as I stand at the grill once again, flipping a rack of ribs coated in that same fiery barbecue sauce, I can't help but feel a sense of pride and gratitude for the memories and traditions that this recipe has brought into my life.

And as I serve up the ribs to my grandchildren, watching their faces light up with delight as they take their first bite, I know that this recipe will continue to be a cherished part of our family for generations to come.


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