One of my favorite memories from my younger days was when my parents would take my brother and I to a local barbecue place to eat ribs. As a child, I loved the fact that ribs were messy, could be eaten directly with our hands and didn’t require a knife and fork. Fast forward a few years and I still enjoy eating ribs without utensils. Now, while I probably eat these a bit more carefully in order to avoid too much sauce all over my face, it’s nice to see that some things just haven’t changed.
This particular recipe – Sweet and Spicy Ribs – is a definite winner. These ribs are actually baked in the oven for a few hours which causes them to become quite tender and the perfect meat consistency for ‘fall-off-the-bones’ ribs. The next step to slather on the sweet and spicy sauce creates perfect barbecue tasting ribs with a definite hint of heat. Here’s how to make these Sweet and Spicy Ribs:
Step 1: Prepare Spice Mixture
Step 2: Rub Spice All Over Ribs
Step 3: Wrap Tightly in Aluminum
Foil and Bake at 325 Degrees
for 2 – 3 Hours
Step 4: Cut One Edge of Foil and
Drain Liquid; Reserve Liquid;
Unwrap Ribs and Let Rest
Step 5: Melt Butter on Stove, Add
Liquid, then Add Apple Cider Vinegar
Step 6: Add Ribs to Heated Grill,
Baste with Sauce
Step 7: Cut and Eat!
The sweet and spicy sauce on these ribs caramelizes beautifully on the grill for a perfect addition of smoke while not forgetting the original sauce’s flavors. I’m so happy that grilling season is officially here – these ribs will definitely be added to the docket to make again in addition to many more grilling adventures to come!