Well, the secret's out but you'll thank us for it. Jack Atkins' Double-Secret Western Ribs are prepared with an unusual assortment of ingredients but somehow this recipe put Merlot and Frank's Hot Sauce in perfect harmony. This is not a recipe you are going to want to miss, the hard boil softens the meat to fall right off the bone when finished.


Jack Atkins’ Famous Double-Secret Western Ribs Serves 8-10

Jack Atkins’ Famous Double-Secret Western Ribs


  • 10 lbs. Joe’s Western Ribs
  • 1/4 cup merlot
  • 6 dashes italian seasoning
  • 6 dashes cilantro
  • 6 dashes garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup Big Bob Gibson BBQ
  • Sauce
  • 4 dashes Frank’s Hot Sauce
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar


  1. In a large pot, mix all ingredients except Joe’s Western Ribs and Big Bob Gibson BBQ Sauce.
  2. Place Joe’s Western Ribs into pot. Add water to just barely cover ribs. Bring to a hard boil.
  3. Simmer Joe’s Western Ribs for 3-4 hours. Strain water off and place ribs on cookie sheet.
  4. Cover with Big Bob Gibson BBQ Sauce and place on grill to cook on medium heat for 1/2
  5. hour.
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