Want ribs? Want simple to prepare ribs? Want some good ol’ tasty, simple to prepare ribs? This is your recipe. What a great flavor and you most likely have everything in your fridge or pantry already. Get to grillin’!
Yankee Wet Ribs
½ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon-style or regular mustard
½ teaspoon each black pepper and cayenne pepper
1 pound bone-in, country-style pork ribs
In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except ribs. Place ribs into marinade, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 12.
When ready to cook, line a portion of your grill grate with tin foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Heat grill to low and place ribs on foil after shaking off excess marinade (See Note). Close lid and cook for 1½ hours, turning ribs often and basting with leftover rub mixture. Remove ribs when very tender and serve hot.
Note: These ribs are best cooked over indirect heat, so when lining grate with foil, try to place foil over a part of the grill where there will be no, or very little, direct flame.
The Yankee Chef Jim Bailey is a third-generation chef, food columnist, cookbook author and food historian. Bailey lives in Maine with his wife and four children.