Easy Southern-Style Spareribs

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: Weber's Big Book of Grilling

Serves 6 people

Categories: Grill, Main Dish, Pork


  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Ribs:
  • 6 -7 lbs meaty pork spareribs, trimmed of excess fat (3-4 slabs)
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce


  1. Make the marinade: In a bowl, combine the marinade ingredients with ½ cup water; mix well.

  2. Brush the marinade on the ribs, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 3-4 hours.

  3. Make the sauce: in a small saucepan, combine the mustard and barbecue sauce; bring to a boil, stirring; decrease heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat; pour some of the sauce in a small bowl to use for basting the ribs.

  5. Let ribs stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling.

  6. Set up grill for indirect grilling on medium heat (grill rack should be scraped and oiled).

  7. Grill, rib side down, over indirect medium heat for 1 ½ -2 hours, until the meat is very tender and has pulled back from the ends of the bones.

  8. During the last 20 minutes of grilling time, baste generously with the small bowl of sauce.

  9. Remove from grill; let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing into individual ribs.

  10. Serve warm with remaining sauce on the side.

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