Marvelous Mustard Ribs

Prep Time
Cook Time
7h 20m
Ready In

"This has been my most favorite rib recipe for the longest time. My kids have always requested this dish when they come home during the summer.(BBQ time!!) I hope you will enjoy this dish. It is from a cook book called "HOT & SPICY" by Better Homes Gardens that I picked up at the store. I have a couple of excellent recipes out of this book. ENJOY!!! Cooking time includes chill time."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (280.5 g)
  • Calories 548.7
  • Total Fat - 25.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 146.9 mg
  • Sodium - 339.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 38.1 g
  • Protein - 39.2 g
  • Calcium - 60.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine: sugar, pepper, paprika, curry powder, and salt in a bowl.

Step 2

Rub spice mixture over ribs, coating well.

Step 3

Place ribs in shallow pan.

Step 4

Cover and chill for 2 to 6 hours.

Step 5

Arrange medium coals around a drip pan in a covered grill.

Step 6

Test for medium-low heat above pan.

Step 7

Place ribs, fat side up, on grill rack over drip pan but not over coals.

Step 8

Lower grill hood.

Step 9

Grill about 1-1/4 hours or until tender, turning once, and adding more coals as needed.

Step 10

Meanwhile, for the sauce, combine brown sugar, vinegar, onion, mustard, garlic, honey, liquid smoke, and celery seed in a medium saucepan.

Step 11

Bring to a boil.

Step 12

Reduce heat and cook, uncovered, for 40 to 60 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

Step 13

Brush sauce over ribs occasionally during last 10 to 15 minutes of grilling.

Step 14

Heat any remaining sauce until bubbly and pass around with ribs.

Step 15

(I cook these ribs on my propane gas grill and they come out just fine.)


No special items needed.

3 Reviews

Shar Pei

Great flavor and mix of ingredients that make these ribs so darn good! We had them several times in late summer, and will enjoy them many more!


review by:
(14 Dec 2020)


These ribs were the hit at my holiday party! I doubled the recipe for the crowd I was having. They went fast! I loved the flavors of the rub and sauce together. So delicious cooked on the grill!


review by:
(6 Jul 2018)

Susie D

I planned these for a backyard BBQ and it was rained out. The ribs ended up setting in the rub more than 24 hours and then cooked in the oven. I set them on a wire rack in the roasting pan, covered with foil, and started slathering on the sauce the last 30 minutes. The ribs turned out very tender and the sauce was terrific. It was sweet, smoky, and mustardy. We used the leftover sauce the next day with chicken strips. "Yum! The ribs were served with your marinated-new-potato-salad-#21976 and traditional BBQ accompaniments.


review by:
(1 Jun 2016)

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