Keep the napkins close for these Sticky and Sweet Country-Style Ribs! The smokey and sweet flavor will make these ribs a hit at your next barbecue.
Servings and Ingredients
|½ c. Hy-Vee ketchup|
|½ c. molasses|
|1 shallot, coarsely chopped|
|1 tbsp. liquid smoke flavoring|
|1 tbsp. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar|
|1 ½ tsp. Hy-Vee Worcestershire sauce|
|¾ tsp. Hy-Vee lemon pepper|
|½ tsp. cayenne pepper|
|¼ c. Hy-Vee cola|
|3 lbs. Hormel Always Tender pork loin country-style ribs|
|Hy-Vee salt and Hy-Vee pepper, to taste|
- In a blender, combine ketchup, molasses, shallot, liquid smoke, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon pepper and cayenne pepper. Puree until smooth. Pour into a medium bowl and stir in cola. Cover and refrigerate.
- Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place ribs meaty-side-down on grill over medium-low heat. Cover and grill for about 1 1/2 hours, flipping every 15 minutes, or until ribs are tender.
- Grill for an additional 30 minutes, generously basting ribs with sauce, flipping every 5 to 10 minutes. Remove ribs from grill and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
- *Test Kitchen tip: The sauce can be made 1 day in advance. Blend, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 10g
- Cholesterol: 125mg
- Sodium: 340mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 22g
- Protein: 36g
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