While ribs may be the quintessential summertime dish, let's be honest -- we love eating them any time of year! Perfect for grilling, perfect for crowds, and a perfectly easy dish to prepare at home. The trick is to make a marinade that will flavor and tenderize the meat before it hits the grill. You want to be sure to pack in flavor right from the start, and I have the tastiest pork rib marinade that will have your guests wondering if they are at their favorite BBQ restaurant after their very first bite!
Oh, and never fear if you don't own a grill, you can also make these delicious ribs right in your oven.
Things You'll Need
- 1 rack of pork ribs
1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 cloves finely minced garlic
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
3 tablespoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
Step 1: Mix All Ingredients
Add the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, dry mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, and brown sugar in a measuring cup or bowl and whisk to combine.
Step 2: Pour Marinade Over Meat
In a large bowl, or on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, pour the marinade over the pork and rub into the meat on both sides. Let the ribs marinate for a minimum of four hours, but up to overnight.
Step 3: Cook the Ribs
Using a Grill: Grill the ribs until they are cooked through, and then top with your favorite BBQ sauce.
Using the Oven: Heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, cover the ribs and bake for 2 hours. Uncover and broil on high for 5 minutes to caramelize.
These ribs are melt in your mouth and have so much flavor! You are going to love being able to create one of your favorite dishes right in the comfort of your own home. Whatever the occasion, you can be sure that you ribs will be juicy, tender, and will taste delicious too if you allow the meat to bathe in this simple marinade!