Marinated Barbecued Ribs

I love grilling and I love pork – it’s the perfect marriage of goodness. We picked up some pork ribs at the market yesterday to throw on the grill, and husband came across a delicious-sounding marinade for them at Allrecipes. We modified the ingredients slightly for what we had on hand, and reduced the quantities since we only had one pound of ribs, and this is what we came up with –

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/8 cup soy sauce

1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/8 cup whiskey

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon chile powder

a few generous grinds of pepper

We combined everything in a large zip top bag and let the ribs marinate for about three hours in the fridge, flipping the bag over once during that time. Then we grilled them! We brought the leftover marinade to a boil on the stovetop and then used it to baste the ribs as they cooked.

They were so good, they might put my home made barbecue sauce out of business… they don’t need a dipping sauce at all. The flavor penetrates all the way through the meat and the outsides caramelize nicely. I served my potato salad and jalapeno corn bread alongside, and it was a great Saturday night dinner on the deck.