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BBQ Country Spare Ribs

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Try this BBQ country spare ribs recipe for quick n easy barbecue country style pork spare ribs. With just a few seasonings and your favorite BBQ sauce you can grill-up some mighty tasty spare ribs. Try 'em and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Barbecue Country Style Spare Ribs Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil

  • 2 pounds pork spare ribs

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (or 1/2 tablespoon table salt)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (recommend Sweet Baby Rays)

  • Grilling Instructions for
    BBQ Country Spare Ribs

    1. Remove membrane, cut-off excess fat (reserve for grilling), trim the end points, and split your baby back ribs in half.

    Grilling Tip:
    Reserve the excess fat you cut-off and place it on top of the ribs during the grilling process. This will add to the overall flavor and tenderness of the spare ribs of pork.

    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub this mixture onto both sides of the spare ribs.

    3. Tear off enough heavy-duty aluminum foil to cover each portion of ribs (about 4 pieces) and spray each piece of foil with vegetable cooking spray. Place each portion of ribs on top of foil and brush all sides liberally with 3/4 of the barbeque sauce. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for 6 - 12 hours.

    4. Preheat the grill as follows:

    Indirect, medium-heat
    (325 - 350 degrees F)
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed anywhere inside grill

    Indirect heat, medium ash, grate should be on medium setting
    Split charcoal bed (about 24 coals per side)
    20 replacement coals (pre-burn in charcoal burner before using)
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed between the banks of coals

    Indirect heat, medium ash, 3 inches deep, grate should be 4 inches above the fire
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed anywhere inside grill

    5. Clean and liberally oil your preheated grill.

    6. Barbeque country style ribs over indirect heat. Fill drip pan with liquid (beer, water, apple juice, etc.). This will add moisture to your barbecue baby back ribs during the grilling process.

    Grilling Tip:
    Temperature is extremely important when it comes to grilling ribs on the barbeque. Don't guess, use a thermometer. You want to keep the temperature as constant as possible, between 325 - 350 degrees F.

    You can maintain the right temperature by checking your grill thermometer frequently, adding charcoal as necessary, and adjusting the grill vents accordingly: opening them up will increase cooking temperature while closing them decreases it.

    When adding coal, NEVER use unburned coal! Always pre-burn them first in a charcoal chimney.

    7. Continue to bbq your country spare ribs with the grill covered for about 1 hour. They are done when and instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ribs registers about 155 degrees F.

    8. During the last 10 minutes of grilling, remove foil and barbecue the ribs over direct heat. Turn frequently and brush with remaining barbecue sauce (1/4 bottle). This will caramelize the sauce and add some nice charring to the rib-edges.

    We recommend serving these tasty BBQ country-style ribs with one of our delicious grilled potatoes recipes.

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