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Country Pork Ribs

These hearty ribs feature a lip-smacking sauce that's deliciously tangy with just the right hint of sweetness. "The marinade is absolutely terrific for country-style ribs, but I've found it's great with other meats, too," says Brian Johnson of LaGrange, Georgia.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup grapefruit or orange juice
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 to 5 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • In a bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients; mix well. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the ribs. Seal and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade from the ribs. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 20 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the honey, brown sugar and reserved marinade. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Baste ribs with some of the sauce. Grill 15-20 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning and basting occasionally. Serve with the remaining sauce.

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  • H
    Aug 2, 2020

    Fantastic! Have been looking years (years!) for a great country-style rib recipe. I don’t grill well (my husband does, but he had the day off from cooking).. put these in the oven at 325F for an hour, drained off juices, then 275F for 45 minutes after brushing with BBQ sauce. Good good good good!!

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    Dec 8, 2012

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    Dec 1, 2011

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    Oct 23, 2009

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  • bmwwyo
    Jul 26, 2009

    Fantastic recipe!!! We like lime in our food, so I substituted lime juice for the grapefruit. I also served with both the remaining marinade sauce as well as the honey sauce so my kids could make their's sweet and I could make mine tangy.

  • emom55
    Aug 14, 2008

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  • jroemer3
    Apr 26, 2008

    this recipe sounds great and i have all the ingredientsbut I needed something for tonight and i don't have 4 hours to marinade. is there a faster way to marinade? julie