My husband and kids are HUGE barbecue fans. They especially LOVE BBQ Ribs. It’s been a slow fall in love for me, mainly because I am weird about food that makes me hands dirty.
There is a weird little secret about me.
I like to eat my food with a fork. These ribs… that’s so doable…they fall right off of the bone, and make it easy.
When my oldest daughter was younger, our running joke was that when a boy asked her out on a date, we would encourage him to take her to a rib joint. When she eats ribs, she has that BBQ sauce, rib smile. You know the one?
We figured, if he took her for ribs, and got a glimpse of that, there would be an early drop off, and no second date for Daddy to worry about! She found her perfect match boyfriend, though, and they both have a love of food. He was brought up to appreciate all kinds of food, just like she was. I guess he forgives the “BBQ smile” and pile of sticky napkins, because he gets ribs, too!
Here is my daughter, Kenzie, and her boyfriend, Austin. It wouldn’t be a formal function without the “silly picture!”
You could say they are pretty much meant for one another!
The first secret to making these ribs is the prep. Boiling them in beer until they are tender and cooked. Then placing them on the grill to get that small amount of ‘char’ and covering them in homemade BBQ sauce.
Serve them up with a side of corn bread and Loaded Baked Potato Casserole, and watch your family’s (BBQ Sauce) smile grow!
- Pork Loin Country Style Ribs (enough to feed your family)
- 1-2 cans of beer
- Salt and Pepper for seasoning
- Homemade BBQ Sauce (see above) your your favorite bottled
In a large stock pot, on your stove over medium heat, place your ribs.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cover with beer and water. (depending upon how many ribs you have, you may need one or two cans) I do 1 can of beer + 1 can of water - until ribs are covered.
Place a lid on the pot, and cook for about an hour.
Remove from pan, and place on a grill heated to about 350 degrees.
Let them grill for a few minutes on each side to get that small amount of char/grill taste.
Brush them with BBQ sauce, and let it caramelize on them for a few minutes more.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 33mg Sodium: 200mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 10g
You can use spare ribs, beef ribs whatever you prefer. The prep and grilling method here, gives great results with all sorts of ribs!