As many of you know, ribs are my favorite BBQ food to grill. I’ve made spare ribs, baby backs, beef ribs but I have never grilled country style ribs. This fatty cut is a perfect mix of lean light meat from the loin and rich dark meat from the shoulder. With only a few ingredients, country style ribs are simple, delicious and the perfect comfort food for fall.
Sear country style ribs first.
I’m keeping the seasoning simple. Coat the ribs in your BBQ seasoning of choice and set them on the grill for direct heat at a high temperature to get a good sear. With grill temps at 450 degrees, make sure to flip them every 2 minutes to avoid charing them.
After about 8-10 minutes remove them from the grill and set in a foil pan.
Slow Cook the ribs for tenderness.
Once you have seared the ribs, it’s time to coat them with butter, brown sugar, honey and your BBQ sauce of choice. I went with my go to Sweet Baby Rays for that sweet and tangy taste. Cover the aluminum pan with foil and put it back on the grill on indirect heat.
The grill temperature should be 300 degrees set up for indirect heat. This allows the ribs to cook slowly allowing the meat to soften and tenderize.
Leave them on the grill for 1 hour or until the grilled country style ribs reach an internal temperature of 200 degrees.
Let them rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!
Printer friendly recipe below:
Grilled Country Style Ribs
- 4 lbs Country style ribs
- 1/2 stick Unsalted butter
- 3 tbsp BBQ seasoning
- 1 cup BBQ Sauce
- 2 tbsp Brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Honey
- Preheat grill to 450 degrees for direct heat.
- Coat the ribs in your BBQ seasoning.
- Set the ribs directly on the grill grates and make sure to flip them every 2 minutes to avoid charing.
- After about 8-10 minutes remove them from the grill and set in a foil pan
- Coat them with butter, brown sugar, honey and BBQ sauce and cover the pan with foil
- Set the grill temperature should be 300 degree setup for indirect heat and put the aluminum pan back on the grill on indirect heat.
- Grill for 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the ribs reaches 200 degrees.
- Let them rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!
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