It’s almost summer time and with that comes grilling! The weather is starting to warm up in most states and we are gearing up for backyard bbq’s, grilling, pool parties and more.
One of my favorite things to do in the summer time is invite over some friends, open up the backyard and just have an all-around good time with grilled food & drinks. Their is nothing like enjoying some good food & company. The kids can run around, play in the sprinkles, throw around a few toys while the grown ups can sit down, relax and chat.
Of course, when I think of grilling, I think of chicken, ribs, veggies and today I am going to share one of my favorite recipes for Ribs with a spicy little kick.
Ribs With A Kick
Recipe Source: Taste of Home
2 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup water
1 cup spicy ketchup
3 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
2 teaspoons ground mustard
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
5 to 6 pounds pork baby back ribs
In a large saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Add garlic, cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the brown sugar, water, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Liquid Smoke if desired, mustard, chili powder, paprika and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 10-12 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat.
In a small bowl, combine the salt, onion salt, garlic salt and pepper; sprinkle over ribs.
Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1-3/4 hours or until tender.
Set aside 1 cup barbecue sauce for serving. Brush some of the remaining sauce over ribs; cook 20 minutes longer, turning ribs occasionally and basting with sauce.
Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 5-6 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Heinz Hot & Spicy Kick’rs ketchup.
1 serving (1 pound) equals 889 calories, 55 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 214 mg cholesterol, 1,524 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 43 g protein.
These are just some of the reasons why Grilling is my Happiness. Besides all of the tasty food, tell me what you love about grilling. One of my lucky readers who answers below will win a $25 Sears Gift Card!