Grilling season is right around the corner and we wanted to share this delicious recipe for Memphis Style Barbecued Ribs. They’re sweet and spicy and everything in between! Excuse me while I claim them to be finger-licking good! With all this snow around the US it’s nice to think of Spring and Summer and cooking outdoors. So we hope you’re ready for some of the best ribs you’ve had in a while!
Memphis Style Barbecued Ribs
3 Pound Racks baby back ribs
2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoon Coarse ground black pepper
Apple Juice for Basting
1 Cup Red wine vinegar
2 Cup Onion, chopped
2 Garlic, cloves, minced
1/4 Cup Mustard, yellow prepared
1/2 Cup Brown sugar, packed
2 Cup Ketchup
2 Lemons, thinly sliced
1 Teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
Trim as much fat as possible from ribs. On bone side, work knife tip beneath
membrane that covers bone until finger tips can be worked beneath rack
membrane, loosening enough to get firm grip. Then peel membrane off rack.
With paring knife, scrape any fat away from bone.
Sprinkle ribs on both sides with even, light coating of salt and pepper.
Place ribs, bone−side−down on grill. Grill over low fire 1 1/2 hours, turning
every 15 to 20 minutes, replenishing fire as necessary. Baste with apple
juice at every turn during first half of cooking period either by brushing
on, or simply spraying apple juice from spray bottle. If smoking with
indirect heat, turn at 1 hour intervals, cooking 4 to 6 hours.
Combine vinegar, onion, garlic, mustard, sugar and hot sauce in blender.
Blend until smooth. Place in saucepan and add ketchup. Simmer 20 minutes.
Add lemon slices. Stir occasionally to keep from sticking. Use sauce as
frequent baste for last half of cooking period, whether grilling or smoking,
being careful not to burn ribs. Serve remaining sauce on side.
**Note** If you wanted to make these now instead of waiting to break out your grill, you can put them in the oven at 350ºF and bake covered for 4-5 hours. The last half hour you can uncover them so that they can crisp up around the edges.
As side dishes you can have anything you’d like! Add some Baked Mac and Cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, asparagus, baked potatoes, the possibilities are endless! We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!