Two step seasoning makes this country ribs recipe a tasty main dish that everyone will enjoy. The meaty country style ribs benefit from the double dose of flavor the the marinade and the rib rub provide.
The first step is to put the country rib marinade together. To make enough marinade for two pounds of ribs you'll need:
One cup tomato juice
One tablespoon of cider vinegar
One teaspoon celery salt
One-half teaspoon of black pepper
Two cloves garlic, crushed
Marinate the ribs for two to four hours. Assemble the rib rub recipe as you wait.
Two teaspoons of onion powder
One teaspoon of dried thyme
One teaspoon brown sugar
One teaspoon smoked paprika
One-half teaspoon black pepper
One-quarter teaspoon cayenne pepper
Remove the country ribs from the marinade and wipe off the excess liquid. Mix the spices together and season up the ribs.
Grill the ribs over medium-low direct heat for one to one and one-half hours. Watch for flare ups as the ribs are grilling. Country ribs tend to be fatty, and when it melts the flames erupt. Move the meat to a cool part of the grill temporarily if this happens.
The barbecued country style ribs can be finished off with your favorite barbecue sauce during the last ten minutes of grilling. Grill indirectly after the ribs are sauced to prevent burning. The ribs can also be served without sauce, too. There'll be plenty of flavor on 'em from the marinade and rib rub.
You can make this country ribs recipe in the oven if the weather is bad. Bake them in an covered baking pan for about one and one-half hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the lid and bake for another twenty minutes, and they'll be ready to eat!
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