Costco Kirkland Signature Chilled Seasoned St. Louis Ribs Review

People love ribs because they’re meaty, savory, flavorful, and fun to eat! It can be hard to make fall off the bone, perfect ribs at home. Costco carries these Chilled Seasoned St.Louis Ribs that are already cooked and come with barbecue sauce. Read on to find out if these ribs are well-seasoned, tender and delicious!

Top down image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Chilled Seasoned St. Louis Ribs container sitting on a table unopened.
Costco Kirkland Signature Chilled Seasoned St. Louis Ribs.

We’ve tried some other ribs from Costco before like the Kirkland Signature Seasoned Pork Back Ribs, 44th Street Slow Cooked Pork Back Ribs, Montana’s Texas Style BBQ Pork Back Ribs and the Hampton House Dry Garlic Ribs.

Top down image of a slab of ribs served on a white plate beside some fries and barbecue sauce.
Ready to eat!

Location in Store

We bought these from Costco’s refrigerated pre-made meal section in Kona, Hawaii. The item number is 45510.

Top down image of a white plate with a few slabs of cooked ribs on the plate.
There’s lots of meat on the ribs.


The ribs are quite fatty but there’s still lots of good meat on the bones and they’re not as fatty as some ribs. The meat is very tender and easily falls off the bone, the texture is soft and not very chewy or tough.

Closeup image of a hand holding one rib on it's side close to the camera so you can see the meat on the rib.
The meat is soft and tender.

The St.Louis seasoning is really flavorful, salty and just the tiniest bit of smoky. There isn’t a strong barbecue flavor on the ribs, you mainly taste salt. The barbecue sauce is a fairly thin, sweet barbecue sauce that goes well with the ribs. The barbecue sauce also has a decent amount of heat but isn’t super spicy.

Sideview top down image of a large slab of ribs beside a side of fries served on a white plate.
Ribs and fries go so well together.


The ribs costs $6.49 per pound and my particular tray of ribs cost $18.76 USD. There are a lot of ribs in the tray so I think the cost is pretty reasonable!

Closeup image of the front label on the ribs showing the price, ingredients and cooking instructions.
The ribs cost $6.49 per pound.

There are two containers of barbecue sauce in the tray.

Top down image of an open container of barbecue sauce sitting on a table.
The tray of ribs comes with two containers of sauce.


The cooking instructions seem wrong because I cooked the ribs for 25 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit, then turned up the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit and left them for another 15 minutes. After that they were only at 130 degrees, so not nearly hot enough. The ribs are already cooked so you’re really just heating them up though.

Image of the heating instructions for the ribs from the label.
Heating instructions for the ribs.

The ribs need to be kept refrigerated and the best-before date is two days from when we purchased them. You could probably freeze them if you weren’t going to eat them right away but they may be a little dry and not as good.

Top down image of an open tray ribs beside two small containers of barbecue sauce.
Two big racks of ribs and two barbecue sauces.

We served our ribs with fries and a salad but they’d also be great with corn, mashed potatoes, baked beans or potato salad!

Image of the tray of ribs covered with foil heating in the oven.
Heating the ribs in the oven.



A four-ounce or 114-gram serving contains 310 calories, 26 grams of fat, 660 milligrams of sodium, two grams of carbohydrates, zero grams of fiber, one gram of sugar and 17 grams of protein.

Closeup image of a hand holding one rib dipped in barbecue sauce.
Ribs dipped in barbecue sauce.


The seasoning on the ribs only contains a few ingredients and is gluten-free. The barbecue sauce is where the unhealthy ingredients are like sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup. The sauce is also what contains soy.

The ribs may contain peanuts, egg, treenuts, milk, fish, shellfish, crustaceans and sesame due to being produced in a facility that also makes food with these ingredients.

Image of the ingredients list for the ribs from the back of container.


Taste: 7/10

Cost: 8/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 3/10


Give it a try!

These ribs are nice and meaty! The seasoning isn’t anything spectacular but overall they’re pretty good if you like ribs.

Have you tried these Costco Kirkland Signature Seasoned St. Louis Ribs? What did you think of them?

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1 thought on “Costco Kirkland Signature Chilled Seasoned St. Louis Ribs Review”

  1. I don’t know if these are the same ribs. Costco used to sell where they sold the hot roast chickens? I used to buy the ribs that they sold there once in a while, and box all by the cold ones that were a few hours old that they put out for clearance as they change the ribs and chickens every few hours! I don’t believe they sell the ribs anymore at all, though at my Costco in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, haven’t seen them in a year or two! But if I can find these, I will definitely give them a try. They look great and they sound very tasty!

    Also, I just wanted to mention that I bought an instant pot from Costco a 6 quart nova duo. I think it’s called! I’ve made ribs in this thing five times and instant pots are absolutely fantastic for making fall off the bone ribs! It takes just over an hour to make a batch of fall off the bone ribs! it is amazing how quickly an instant pot can cook ribs, and to the state of perfection that you can make them using one of these! If a person wanted to have the Smokey barbeque flavor, all you’d have to do is take them out of the instant pot after the hour and put them on the barbeque for a few minutes on both sides, maybe put a little more sauce if you need it, and then dig in!

    So far, I have only used my instant pot for a few things! It makes fantastic ribs, and excellent chili! And it makes both of these things very quickly. That’s why they call it an instant pot! If you go on YouTube and look up videos on how to make ribs in your instant pot there are dozens of video showing and explaining how to do this to make fall off the bone ribs, I’m going to experiment with my instant pot as time goes by and I love the instant pot. It’s an amazing device. It’s one of the best appliances to come out in years! If you don’t have one! There are cookbooks written on how to cook many different things in this type of a device and there are literally thousands of videos, regarding recipes to cook in the instant pot! Also, I would recommend buying the original brand instant pot, not one of the cheap knock offs that are trying to copycat it! As excellent as the George Foreman grill! Did you know that George Foreman, made more marketing the George Foreman grill for Sultan appliances then he made as a boxer and his entire career he made over $100 million being the spokesman for the George Foreman grill!

    Again, Natalie, thank you very much for an excellent product review regarding these ribs, I will definitely give them a try if I can find them in my local Costco

    You and your family have a great summer!


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