Fast Food Barbecue Ribs


Fast Food Barbecue Ribs

Finger-Lickin' BBQ Ribs: Fast Food Style!

Indulge in the irresistible flavors of tender and juicy barbecue ribs, now in a fast food twist! This recipe takes the classic American barbecue ribs and transforms them into a convenient and delicious fast food option. Perfect for those craving the smoky and tangy goodness of barbecue, but with the convenience of fast food.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

25 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free, Dairy-free


Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


In this fast food adaptation, the cooking time is significantly reduced to meet the demands of quick service. The ribs are also prepared using a simplified marinade and cooking method, ensuring that they are still flavorful and succulent, but with a faster turnaround time. We alse have the original recipe for Barbecue Ribs, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 25g, 8g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 20g, 15g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 2.
    In a bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. 3.
    Place the ribs on the grill and brush them generously with the barbecue sauce mixture.
  4. 4.
    Grill the ribs for about 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with more sauce, until they are cooked through and nicely charred.
  5. 5.
    Remove the ribs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pork ribs — For the best results, choose meaty ribs with a good amount of marbling for tenderness and flavor.
  • Barbecue sauce — Opt for a smoky and tangy barbecue sauce to enhance the flavor of the ribs.
  • Apple cider vinegar — Use apple cider vinegar to add a subtle tanginess to the marinade.
  • Smoked paprika — The smoked paprika adds a smoky flavor to the ribs, giving them that authentic barbecue taste.
  • Worcestershire sauce — Worcestershire sauce adds depth and umami to the marinade, enhancing the overall flavor of the ribs.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smokier flavor, add a small amount of liquid smoke to the marinade.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the barbecue sauce mixture.
  • To save time, you can marinate the ribs overnight in the refrigerator for even more flavor.
  • For a caramelized glaze, brush the ribs with additional barbecue sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.
  • Serve the ribs with extra barbecue sauce on the side for dipping.

Serving advice

Serve the fast food barbecue ribs hot and fresh. They are perfect as a main dish, accompanied by your favorite fast food sides and a refreshing drink.

Presentation advice

Arrange the ribs on a platter, garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro, and drizzle some extra barbecue sauce over the top for an appetizing presentation.