Sticky and Sweet Country-Style Ribs


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Sticky and Sweet Country-Style Ribs

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Country-style ribs on a plate with barbecue sauce and lime wedges

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    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.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    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


    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. *Test Kitchen tip: The sauce can be made 1 day in advance. Blend, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

    Nutrition facts


    320 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 125mg
    • Sodium: 340mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 22g
    • Protein: 36g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 4%
    Vitamin C 4%
    Iron 15%
    Calcium 8%