Carolina Country Style Ribs

Carolina Country Style Ribs


"Give a vinegar-based sauce a try with these hearty ribs. Serve with hush puppies, corn on the cob, baked beans, and your favorite cornbread."


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  1. Place ribs in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, set aside. In 4-cup glass measure, stir together vinegar, water, oil, molasses, salt, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper until salt is dissolved. Remove 1/2 cup marinade; set aside. Add remaining marinade to ribs; seal bag and marinate for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator. Remove ribs from marinade; discard marinade.
  2. Prepare medium-hot fire; grill ribs over indirect heat for 50 to 60 minutes or until pork is tender and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Baste ribs twice with reserved sauce mixture during last 15 minutes of grilling.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This was a very easy and tasty recipe. I doubled the marinade and had enough to make over 6 lbs. of ribs with plenty of leftover sauce. I placed the leftover meat in my food processor and added ...

Yum! My family won't be able to get to Carolina this year and I think I'm more upset about missing the bbq than the beach. This is an awesome substitute. Thank you!

Very very good. Nothing better.

Was looking for a new way to prepare some country style ribs and hubby (over my shoulder) saw this one and thought it would be good. Seeing as how we had everything on hand I said "Oh why not". ...

This sauce is very good and super easy! It's not a thick, tomato-based sauce, so don't expect that. I had never had vinegar-based bbq before, but I had some country style ribs, and my partner ...

I was really disappointed with these! I followed the recipe to a T and I really love vinegar... but thats all I tasted!.. I think I would have added less vinegar and more molasses

All we could taste is the vinegar. I even cut down the vinegar after reading other reviews.

Vinegar will keep the meat from drying out. This is a very good basic recipe.

I had country style ribs and no recipe. This one looked good. I followed the recipe exactly, sans the cayanne pepper. My husband gave it a four, but I was not a fan of the heavy vinegar flavor. ...