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Tangy Barbecued Lamb Riblets

Prep Time:
10 mins.
Cook Time:
30 mins.


  • 3 pounds lamb riblets, trimmed
  • 1 1/4 cups prepared barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cut lamb riblets into 2-rib pieces. Place riblets in large pot; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until jelly is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  3. When riblets are done, remove from saucepan; discard water. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess water.
  4. Grill ribs over medium-hot coals. Cook 4”over coals for 10 to 15 minutes, turning and basting frequently.

Source: American Lamb Board