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Grilled Country-Style Ribs Recipe

Grilled Country-Style Ribs Recipe

These hearty marinated ribs are precooked in the microwave and finished on the grill. They turn out moist and tender with a great smoky flavor! Sue Benning, Menasha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bone-in country-style pork ribs (1-1/2 inches thick and 14 ounces each)


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water, soy sauce, lemon juice, oil, brown sugar, garlic powder and pepper. Cover and refrigerate 1/2 cup mixture for basting. Pour remaining mixture into a large resealable plastic bag; add the ribs. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade; place ribs and remaining water in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 20-25 minutes or until meat is tender.
  • 3. Drain ribs. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill ribs, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until browned, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 462 calories, 27g fat (9g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 995mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 255662
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"Delicious!! Very tender with lots of flavor and did not dry out at all even when leftovers were re-heated. I served this with roasted red skinned potatoes and roasted asparagus."

momcooksgoodfood User ID: 1485956 183806
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2014

"Followed the original recipe turned out wonderful!"

joeltpeckham User ID: 2811152 182489
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"Depending on the wattage of your microwave determines how long you should microwave. I substituted a microwave bag for a covered a dish and followed the directions on the bag, it made all the difference in world prior to going to the grill, the ribs turned out moist inside and carmelized on the outside. I would do it again my way."

spenciv User ID: 3401988 210908
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Follow the recommendation, boil first for 45 minutes (add a little vinegar to the water) - sauce is excellent but Sweet Baby Rays is as good"

lhmom User ID: 1080940 125363
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"Don't do in the microwave on HIGH! cook on no higher than MED in the microwave, these come out wonderful when you follow the remaining methods!"

CEQ User ID: 3749383 185854
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"You never put meat in the microwave before grilling. Either boil it for an hour or bake first. I boiled the meat and then grilled them and it was wonderful!"

winerfred User ID: 3923859 183601
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009

"Thank you for your comment. I read this recipe and I was also thinking, in the microwave? I was just about to make this, but I forgot to write the amount of soy sauce down, so I had to look up the recipe again, and I saw your comment. Food is too expensive these days to waste. Thanks for helping me to avoid a disaster."

CJStevens User ID: 18625 114522
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

"Do NOT use this recipe! I tried it yesterday and the ribs, after 20 minutes in the microwave turned to ROCKS and I threw them away."

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