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A Review and Recipe for Lloyd's BBQ Baby Back Ribs

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Holle loves to cook. BBQ and BBQ sauce is something she and others in the Deep South take seriously.

Barbecue Ribs

Barbecue Ribs

Product Review of Lloyd's BBQ Ribs

I have a love affair with barbecue ribs, especially baby back ribs. I don’t usually write product reviews, but when I find something that I find especially good, useful, or handy, I want to share the information. Just recently, I discovered just such an item. Believe it or not, it’s barbecue ribs made by Lloyd's BBQ.

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but these were pretty darn good, and they were super quick and easy. Hubby and I are old hands at smoking and grilling, so it sort of goes against my natural inclinations to buy refrigerated barbecue that was created by someone else, but you won’t believe how easy these BBQ ribs are!

Pros

Easy to Cook

They come precooked and already covered in sauce. You can cook them (frozen or thawed) on the grill, in the oven, or even in the microwave. I strongly suggest cooking them fully thawed, in the oven or on the grill. In the oven, the ribs take about 30 minutes to cook.

Inexpensive

Another great thing about Lloyd’s is the price: a rack of baby back ribs for under $7! Each slab weighs well over a pound, and the ribs are pretty meaty, with small bones.

Easy to Modify

They’re great just warmed up and browned, but adding different flavors is easy, too. You can add more sauce if you like, or you can add your favorite herbs and spices. For hot ribs, douse them with hot sauce. For a smokier flavor, sprinkle on some chipotle sauce. I sometimes combine some hot sauce and Liquid Smoke and brush the meat with the mixture.

Quick to Make

I created the best baby back ribs recipe in the world—in my opinion, of course. I call them candy apple ribs. The problem is that I spend hours on them. Are they worth it? Heck, yes! But I don’t always have the time to spare, and I guess that’s what prompted me to try Lloyd’s ribs.

They are an acceptable substitute for when we want BBQ ribs in a hurry, and they’re actually as good as or better than some homemade ribs I’ve eaten. I was pleasantly surprised and decided they were worth a product review.

Lloyd's Ribs Baked in the Oven

Lloyd's Ribs Baked in the Oven

Easy Rib Recipe

This is a super easy rib recipe that will be ready to eat and delicious in about thirty minutes. Yep, I said thirty minutes! As I’ve already mentioned, these are good just baked in the oven, but you might want to add your own special touches. I made one slab according to the package directions, along with another slab of with spicy teriyaki flavor. That’s the one I describe below.

Easy Teriyaki Ribs

Easy Teriyaki Ribs

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

30 min

35 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 rack Lloyd's baby back ribs
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup thick teriyaki sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place ribs in foil and set on a cookie sheet. Drizzle pineapple juice over pork and close foil. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. While the ribs are baking, combine teriyaki sauce, garlic, and ginger.
  4. Remove ribs from oven and unwrap. Brush with teriyaki sauce mixture.
  5. Return ribs to oven and bake, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes, until ribs are brown.

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Cooking Tips

Cooking instructions for the ribs are on the back of the package, but I’ll give you a couple of tips:

  • For softer flesh, wrap the ribs tightly in foil before baking them in the oven or heating them on the grill.
  • Before closing the foil, add about two tablespoons liquid: water, apple juice, hot sauce, pineapple juice, or orange juice.
  • For browner, chewier ribs, don’t wrap the meat. Actually, I usually prefer sort of a half-and-half method—I wrap the pork for part of the cooking time and then unwrap them to get them nice and brown.
The Packaging

The Packaging

About Lloyd's BBQ

Lloyd's BBQ was founded in 1978. The company has several products on the market, including different flavors of pulled pork, BBQ chicken, BBQ beef ribs, shredded beef brisket, baby back ribs, and pork spareribs. Some of the products even come in single-serving sizes. The meats are already smoked and cooked, so all you have to do is to heat them.

We like Lloyd’s products. We’ve bought the pulled pork for years, as it’s a quick and easy way to make sandwiches—not as good as the ones we make from our own rubbed and slow-smoked pork butts, but certainly tasty and well worth the price. And theirs takes just minutes to heat in the microwave. It’s great to keep on hand just in case unexpected guests drop by around mealtime, or when you want something yummy and rib-sticking but don’t have time to cook.

Questions & Answers

Question: Is there a way to cook these baby backs in a slow cooker then keep them warm for a buffet dinner?

Answer: Sure. Just add a little liquid and turn the cooker on "warm."

Question: Can I cook these ribs in a crock pot?

Answer: Yes, but just long enough to warm them up.

Question: Could I freeze Lloyd's BBQ Baby Back Ribs?

Answer: Yes, you can, as long as they weren't frozen previously.

Question: Can ribs be used after the date on the package?

Answer: I wouldn't eat ribs long after the expiration date. One or two days is probably safe.

Question: Where are Lloyd's BBQ Baby Back Ribs sold?

Answer: I found them at Winn Dixie.

Comments

Diane Kathryn Kelly on June 18, 2020:

These ribswere awful.Still have another package in fridge but would never buy them again. Meat was scarce and tough.

Sandy on May 24, 2020:

No luck with the ribs for me. Following instructions for heating frozen ribs really over cooked them. They were completely tasteless. Never had any rib with no taste at all. Will not buy again.

Nelson Rebecchi on April 09, 2020:

Hi any coupons available for Lloyd ribs / products? .

I love your products

Eileen on December 29, 2019:

They were awful not baby backs as I expected. More like eating

pork chops. I threw them out, after having one.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on October 03, 2019:

Shari, several people have told me the quality isn't what it used to be. Shame.

Shari on October 03, 2019:

I have purchased Lloyd's ribs for 5 or 6 years now and found them to be very good, but I just bought a package of baby back ribs 2 I/2 lb. found they had the biggest bones, not small like you find one baby back, but as large as beef rib bones--- what is going on?

Karen ohanesian on August 10, 2019:

What happened to Lloyd's bequest chicken breasts. They were wonderful

sharon on July 04, 2019:

how long in the slow cooker?

Anne on February 18, 2019:

We love Lloyd's ribs and always get them at BJ's. Only 2 of us so I split the package and freeze them. Never a problem with the taste, delish! But would love a tip on how to unpack them without getting covered with that yummy, plentiful barbecue sauce they come in!

Ray on February 08, 2019:

They are HORMEL ribs, no longer Lloyd's. Less smoking, older pigs, and the "baby backs" must have come from a Bigfoot steer. They aren't bad ribs, just not true Lloyd's (Lloyd sold the company).

Diane on September 08, 2018:

i bought lloyds ribs cooked as directed sauce tasted like ketchup ribs tuff. Never again

Dorothea Rubin on July 16, 2018:

The best ribs ever. I agree, 30 minutes, not 45 keeps them moist, juicy, and fall off the bone. Use to make my own, from scratch, but these are just as good. Will try the above recipe.

Laura on May 22, 2018:

I love the ribs but for that price you need to take the layer of fat of the back so you can eat the meat. That vein or fat is tough.

cdub on April 26, 2018:

I have been Grilling on the BBQ for the best of 30 years. A year ago, I bought a Green Mountain Smoker. So been doing a lot of smoking as well. Baby Back ribs have always been one of my favorites. I am not the type that like to bite into it and have it just fall off the bone onto your plate. I do like to bite into it but don't want to have to pull it away from the bone if you know what I mean. I want my ribs to be moist.

Baby Back ribs need to be cooked at a very low heat for a long time, 3 to 4 hours minimum. I was skeptical of these ribs but as I had worked a long day, I thought I would try them. After all, the reviews were great.

What I found as the BBQ sauce to be very bland. Needs much more seasoning. I also found the meat to be very dry. They were not tender at all. More like cooking them too fast and then reheating them up the next day.

I will say, those peeps that said there was a lot of gristle on their ribs, I did not find that to be true.

For peeps that don't know how to BBQ or Smoke, this may be a good option for them. For those that do, I would say you will very disappointed.

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 17, 2018:

Larry, I'm glad you had a great experience with the BBQ ribs!

Larry Price on March 16, 2018:

I do not ribs that often, not that I don’t look or them I just never have any luck getting any that aren’t full of fat. It has probably been a year since I have had any.

Well, I tried my luck again and purchased a 3lb rack of baby back packed in BBQ Sauce from my local BJ’s Club in Garner NC.

I put them on the oven and I have to honestly say. The Best Darn Ribs I have ever had...in my 62 years on Gods earth. All Lean and the sauce was outstanding. So good I had to call my sister in WV and tell her to look for them. Good Job! From the pork selector to the Butcher to the Sauce marker to the Packers. I didn’t read any other reviews- didn’t need to.

Keep up the Good Work at Lloyd’s

Holle Abee (author) from Georgia on March 10, 2017:

Okay, guys, I guess I lucked up on a good batch of BBQ ribs! lol

acathell on March 09, 2017:

We bought them and they were horrible! No meat and mostly gristle. Will never buy them again. I had bought them before and found them okay but not this time and never again.

Debbie R on November 17, 2015:

Both my husband and I have loved Lloyds BBQ Ribs until now. Whenever they would go on sale we would make sure we bought extra. We recently purchase 6 packages from Menards, at a great price. Never again, they were full of grisle we could not even chew them and the bbq sauce even tasted weird. wish we could get a refund. They were not like they use to be! Sad.

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 06, 2013:

BBQ is one of my favorites! Thanks for the detailed review. I hope to give this a try sometime.

CarNoobz from USA on February 06, 2013:

This may be heresy in your neck of the woods, but for me, ANY baby back ribs are good. I don't think I've ever eaten bbq ribs that didn't light up my smile. =D

If I saw Lloyd's ribs here in our supermarket, I'd get 'em. Shoot, I even like those ribs at Costco. You know, the ones that are ready to eat, keeping warm under the heat lamp. lol

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on February 05, 2013:

Hi, Habee....How are you today? I hope you always fine and healthy...amen. I love the recipe you gave to us. Just looking at the picture makes me hungry. Thanks for writing and I never disappointed to give my VOTE to you.

Best wishes, Prasetio

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 05, 2013:

Your photo showing the teriyaki ribs makes my mouth water. Thanks for sharing your recipe Holle. Appreciate it and voted up with 5* -

alwaysamber on February 05, 2013:

This hub made me so hungry! LOL-I cooked some boneless short ribs over the weekend. I tried a recipe called "Cola Ribs." I didn't care for it too much. Can't beat BBQ ribs, in my opinion. Those are the best!

Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on February 05, 2013:

They must be good to tempt & please a seasoned BBQer to use them, too, Habee! If I'm considering serving bbq, I'll check out Lloyds.

I eat very little bbq or pork but my favorite commercial bbq is @ the original Underwoods in Brownwood. Try it if you're ever through there. I began eating it when traveling through there & they were just in a tiny building with no seating, just the bbq hut & a serving window; - back in the 50s. Now it's a going concern.

drbj and sherry from south Florida on February 05, 2013:

I've seen these Lloyds ribs in the market, Holle, and wondered how good they might be. Thanks for this added info since BBQ baby backs are my favorites.