Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Country-Style Ribs

Country-style ribs aren’t something I think of cooking that often. When I do, they usually end up on a bed of sauerkraut. That’s why I was excited to see this idea for spicy sweet-and-sour grilled country-style ribs in a recent edition of Chile Pepper magazine. I knew that the ribs would be great because everything I’ve made from the magazine has been. And I knew that they’d have some kick. And they do.

Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Country-Style Ribs

The sauce on the ribs is the star of the show. I definitely plan on using the sauce on other dishes. It’d be perfect on grilled pork tenderloin, burgers, and pork spare ribs. The ribs are tasty, and really good grilled for a nice char then cooked low-and-slow to perfect tenderness.
I wouldn’t hesitate to make these spicy sweet-and-sour grilled country-style ribs again, and I’ll definitely be using both the Asian rub and fantastic sauce on other cuts of meat.

Also try my slow cooker Vietnamese ribs.

Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Grilled Country-Style Ribs

The sauce on the ribs is the star of the show. I definitely plan on using the sauce on other dishes. It’d be perfect on grilled pork tenderloin, burgers, and pork spare ribs. The ribs are tasty, and really good grilled for a nice char then cooked low-and-slow to perfect tenderness.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 508kcal

Ingredients

For the Asian rub (makes 1 cup, you’ll need 1/2 cup or so for the ribs)

For the ribs

  • 3 pounds country-style ribs
  • 1/2 cup Asian rub from above

For the sauce

Instructions

For the Asian rub

  • Combine all ingredients. Store leftover rub in an air-right container.

For the ribs

  • Sprinkle the ribs with the rub and rub into the meat. Don’t be shy with the rub and make sure to get all sides or the ribs.
  • Let ribs rest at room temperature while you preheat the oven to 275 F and fire up your grill for direct cooking.
  • Grill ribs 10-12 minutes over direct heat, turning once, to get lightly charred. You’re just looking for color here, the ribs will finish cooking in the oven. Over-grilling them will result in tough ribs.
  • Transfer ribs to a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 45 minutes or until done.
  • Serve drizzled with sauce.

For the sauce

  • Place all ingredients into a blender and puree.
  • Transfer to a saucepan over medium heat and warm through.

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 1057mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1037IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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