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Grilled Country-Style Ribs with Honey Tomato Barbecue Sauce

Who doesn’t love sink-your-teeth-into thick cut pork ribs slathered heavily with a really good, homemade barbecue sauce? These ribs are grilled low and slow until tender, then basted with a tomato-honey sauce cooked quickly right alongside. The chunky, sweet NatureSweet Cherubs® give the salty-juicy pork unmistakable, well-rounded flavor.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. country-style pork ribs
  • 2 10-ounce containers NatureSweet® Cherubs®
  • 1 serrano pepper, stem removed
  • ¾ cup Nature Nate’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1½ tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the grill to low or 300°F.
  1. Season both sides of the ribs generously with salt and pepper. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Place on the grill and cook for 1 hour.
  1. Add the serrano pepper, Nature Nate’s Raw & Unfiltered Honey, vinegar, brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and ginger to a large cast iron skillet. Stir to combine. Place on the grill and cook 30-40 minutes, or until the tomatoes and pepper are very soft; stir occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  1. Place half of the cooled sauce into a blender and purée until smooth. Fold back into the remaining sauce. Add salt to taste.
  1. Remove the ribs from the foil and place on the grill. Turn the heat up to medium low or 350°F. Slather with the sauce. Continue grilling another 20-25 minutes, turning once. Transfer to a large platter. Slather with more sauce. Serve remaining sauce on the side for dipping.

Change Ups

  • Serve the ribs along with Litehouse Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing for extra dipping
  • Grill chicken, beef ribs or brisket instead of pork ribs
  • Stir in 1-2 tablespoons dried onion to the sauce for more sweet onion flavor

 

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