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One of the biggest summer holidays for grilling is coming up in just a few days and I have got something delicious in store for you! Now, typically I leave the meats and grilling all up to the husband while I take care of sides, desserts and decor, but I wanted to show him that I could come up with a mean barbecue recipe as well! I think this did the trick.
I wanted to create a sweet and spicy rib that could be either grilled or baked in the oven for those without access to a grill, so I did grill these, but I also have an easy alternative listed below in order to make them in the oven as well. These ribs are tender, easy to pull from the bone and full of flavor. They are great as is, but I also created an easy sandwich with them that you could easily whip up for your guests, or to help take care of the leftovers. That is, if there are any left!
When preparing for this recipe I headed to Walmart because I knew I could get something delicious at a great price. I was not disappointed, I found these Farmland Ribs and decided they would be a perfect for what I had in mind. I even had a coupon for $1 off from Coupons.com (just scroll down until you find the Farmland coupon – while supplies last!), and I love that these ribs are free from artificial ingredients and preservatives, with no added steroids or hormones. Farmland also has an “All Natural” tenderloin that’s great for grilling as well!
Since I am not a professional at the barbecue, I’m an amateur at best, I found a super informative site (readysetribs.com) that has tons of grilling tips for all levels of experience. I found it to be incredibly helpful and explains the how to’s with simple steps and information. It’s perfect for someone like me who is just finding interest in the grill, but it’s also helpful for those grill masters who are a pro on the grill since there’s always more to learn!
So, back to the food. I created a rub for the ribs that was savory with a bit of a kick to it, thanks to the smoked paprika and chipotle chili powder as well as the brown sugar. Then I placed it on the grill, low and slow for a little over an hour. Once it had cooked for a while, I wrapped it up in foil and let it grill a bit longer, and then over the last 20-30 minutes I brushed the sauces over it a few times. Once it was done, the knife sliced right through and I couldn’t resist getting a taste. Delicious! I then grabbed a few ribs and sliced all the meat off the bone and added some more of the sauce. Served it on a toasted onion bun with easy vegetable, it’s a great summertime rib sandwich!
What you’ll need for your Sweet ‘n Spicy Rib Sandwich:
- 3.5 pounds Farmland Ribs
Rib Rub Ingredients:
- 1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon 7 pepper blend
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 2 tablespoons of dripping from foil
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
- toasted onion buns, toasted
- green leaf lettuce, shredded
- roma tomato, sliced
- mayonnaise spread
- shredded & melted Monterey Jack Cheese
Bring your grill to a low heat, between 200-250 degrees.
While the grill is warming up, lay out the ribs and season them with the rub on both sides.
Place the ribs on the rack and cooked for about an hour and a half covered.
Remove from heat, drizzle a little honey and rub some Dijon mustard over the top and wrap up in foil. Return the wrapped up ribs to the grill and let cook for about an hour covered.
about 20-30 minutes before it’s done, mix a big of the drippings that are in the foil with the rest of the ingredients for the sauce.
For the sandwich, cut the meat off 2 ribs and slice it up, adding a bit of the extra sauce in and mixing it up.Toast the buns, then add the shredded cheese to melt. Spread the bottom with mayonnaise then add the lettuce, tomatoes, and the meat and close the bun with the cheese on top of the meat.
*If you don’t want to grill the ribs, you can also use the oven.
Season the ribs up nicely, then place them on a foil lined cookie sheet with a rack placed on top of it. Broil them for about 5 minutes, then wrap them in foil and add the honey and Dijon. Bake at 350, wrapped, for about an hour. Remove the foil, keeping the drippings, and bake for another 45 minutes. Mix the sauce with the drippings and add 2 drops of liquid smoke. Brush the sauce all over the ribs, bake another 20-30 minutes, brushing with sauce 2-3 times. Serve as specified in original instructions.