Grilled Country-Style Pork Ribs with Red Wine Vinegar SauceEstimated Cost:  $14.00

Prep Time:  20 minutes

Grilling Time:  1 hour 15 minutes

Serves:  4

Are they saucy or sassy?  Pull up a plate of these meaty, basted ribs and you decide!

Meaty, tasty and juicy country-style pork ribs are one of my favorite grilled cuisines.  Indirect cooking over medium heat ensures the ribs cook evenly, retain moisture, and taste exquisite.

For the Sauce:
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbs. soy sauce
2 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. chili powder

8 country-style pork ribs, about 4 lbs., trimmed of excess fat
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

Apple or Hickory chunks or chips soaked in water for at least 30 minutes

To make the sauce:

1. In a medium saucepan combine the sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Pour some of the sauce into a small container to use for basting the ribs.

To grill the ribs:

1. Allow the ribs to stand at room temperature for 20 to 30 minutes before grilling. Season with salt and pepper.

2. While the ribs are standing, prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat.

3. Add your smoking chunks or chips just before grilling.

4. Grill pork ribs over indirect medium heat until the meat is very tender, 1 to 1 1/4 hours, turning once halfway through grilling time. During the last 20 minutes of grilling time, baste with the container of sauce you put aside.

5. Serve ribs warm with remaining sauce on the side.

Mike’s Comments:

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love these ribs. They are just THAT good!