Carolina Country Style Ribs
Give Carolina-style vinegar-based sauce a try with these hearty ribs. Serve with corn on the cob, baked beans, and your favorite cornbread.
1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless country style ribs
2 quarts cider vinegar
6 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
11/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
1/4 cup molasses or 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- Combine vinegar, salt, cayenne, red pepper flakes and molasses in a bowl, reserve half the sauce in a medium container and store in the refrigerator until cooking time. Add remaining sauce to ribs in a large glass bowl or glass pan, and marinate for at least 4 hours in refrigerator. Remove ribs and discard used marinade.
- Prepare medium-hot fire and grill ribs over indirect heat. Close grill hood and grill turning only occasionally, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until pork is very tender. (Add extra charcoal if necessary to keep grill temperature at about 325°C to 350°F (160°C to 175°C). Baste ribs twice with reserved sauce mixture during last 30 minutes of grilling.
- Serve remaining sauce with ribs.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 370 calories Protein 26 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 1740 milligrams Cholesterol 85 milligrams Saturated Fat 4 grams Carbohydrates 48 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.