Died & Gone to Heaven Beef Ribs

Died & Gone to Heaven Ribs

It’s the holiday season, and I thought it would only be appropriate to put up my absolutely favourite recipe as a gift for all of you. In fact, it’s not just the favourite thing I make, it’s the best thing I’ve ever eaten. Hands down.

It’s the dish my kids ask for whenever I ask them what they’d like for dinner on their birthdays.  Give it a try, see what you think!

Died & Gone to Heaven Ribs After


Died & Gone to Heaven Beef Ribs

Serves: 4


2 full slabs beef ribs

1/2 cup honey

1 cup premium apple juice

1 1/2 cups quality bbq sauce*


Dry Rub**

3/4 cup salt

1/4 cup seasoned salt

1 cup Sugar in the Raw

1/2 cup granulated brown sugar

1/2 cup chili powder

2 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper

1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon ground thyme


* this recipe is all about the sauce. It has to be lip smackin’ good. These days I’m really digging this.

** the dry rub recipe will make much more than you’ll need. That’s ok, you’ll want to make these often. Simply store in a tupperware in your spice cabinet. It’ll last you the whole season.



  1. Tim the ribs. Rub each rack liberally with dry rub.
  2. Preheat grill on Low for indirect heat. Place the ribs away from the heat source and cook until the ribs are just caramelized, about 2 hours, flipping every 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Dump the ribs in a large foil pan with apple juice. Glaze with honey, and cover with foil. Place in oven for one hour.
  4. Preheat the grill to High for direct cooking. Throw the ribs back on the grill to sear, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Remove ribs from grill, cut into individual portions, brush liberally with bbq sauce. Enjoy!

Died & Gone to Heaven Ribs Before

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2 Responses to “Died & Gone to Heaven Beef Ribs”

  1. I am trying this recipe do i cover the ribs in apple juice or just set them in with the honey.

  2. Christina, I pour the apple juice in the foil pan, set the ribs in and drizzle the honey on the ribs. The ribs effectively steam in the apple juice.