Summer Afternoon Barbecue: A Recipe for Fun

Memorial Day was the official kick off to summer but the fun doesn’t have to end. Keep the parties rolling by throwing some ribs on your grill. The Slow & Low Country Ribs recipe from Vince and Joe’s Market will have you licking your lips and your fingers.


• 4 country ribs, about 3 pounds
• Kosher salt
• Vegetable oil
• The barbecue sauce of your choice


1. To cook the ribs, you have a couple choices. You can bake them in a 250°F oven (line a baking pan with foil first). You can slow-roast them in a gas grill (covered) with half the burners turned off (put them on the side that is not over direct flame). Let the ribs cook untouched for 90 minutes. No matter what you do, let the ribs cook untouched for 90 minutes At the 90-minute mark, turn them and paint them with your barbecue.
2. Every 30 minutes or so, turn your ribs and paint them again with the sauce. Cooking time can vary between at least 3 hours and up to 5 hours. You really, really want to slow-cook these ribs because they are pretty fatty. The slower you cook them, the more fat renders out and the smoother your ribs will be. Take your time.
3. When the meat begins to fall apart – you’ll notice this when you turn the rib – you’re almost done. Paint the ribs one more time and then move them to the hot side of the grill. If you are using the oven method, move the ribs to the broiler. Let the ribs cook a minute or two so the sauce can caramelize. Be careful not to let the ribs get too blackened.



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