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Carolina Country Style Ribs

Carolina Country Style RibsGive Carolina-style vinegar-based sauce a try with these hearty ribs. Serve with corn on the cob, baked beans, and your favorite cornbread.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless country style ribs
2 quarts cider vinegar
6 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
11/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
1/4 cup molasses or 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine vinegar, salt, cayenne, red pepper flakes and molasses in a bowl, reserve half the sauce in a medium container and store in the refrigerator until cooking time. Add remaining sauce to ribs in a large glass bowl or glass pan, and marinate for at least 4 hours in refrigerator. Remove ribs and discard used marinade.
  2. Prepare medium-hot fire and grill ribs over indirect heat. Close grill hood and grill turning only occasionally, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until pork is very tender. (Add extra charcoal if necessary to keep grill temperature at about 325°C to 350°F (160°C to 175°C). Baste ribs twice with reserved sauce mixture during last 30 minutes of grilling.
  3. Serve remaining sauce with ribs.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 370 calories Protein 26 grams Fat 11 grams Sodium 1740 milligrams Cholesterol 85 milligrams Saturated Fat 4 grams Carbohydrates 48 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.