Pork Ribs Recipes

Pig on a stick. Eat with your hands. Is there any food more fun? More delicious? The goal is complexity, balance, and great taste. Our recipes show you how to combine the best techniques known to make the ribs that will have your families and friends worshiping you. In Memphis, traditionalists swear that all you need is a dry rub. They skip the sauce. In parts of South Carolina the sauce is mostly mustard. Chinese restaurant ribs are a big hit in the US, while Czechs love theirs boiled with sauerkraut. And Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef on Bravo, likes hers in bed.

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Impress guests at your next BBQ and grilling cookout for this sweet and savory rib recipe starring a glaze of real maple syrup. The result is extremely tender, juicy, meat with a beautiful mirror like sheen from the glaze. More than one cook has written to tell us that the recipe results in the best ribs ever tasted. read more
Here are step by step instructions for mouthwatering BBQ ribs that are so juicy and tender, just like the competition pitmasters and the best ribjoints do it. Start with our award winning spice rub and end with championship tangy sticky sweet sauce. And you do not need a smoker, you can do it on a grill! read more
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What are amazing ribs? When I judge barbecue, here's what I look for: Appearance, scent, pork flavor, seasonings, smoke, sauce, texture, and balance. read more
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Here's how to make ribs in your oven that most folks will think you nursed for hours in the smoker. Just because you don't have a smoker or a grill or are waiting out a blizzard doesn't mean that you can't make tender, juicy ribs indoors with a flavor that might fool you into thinking it was cooked outdoors. read more
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Everybody loves Chinese restaurant "BBQ" ribs. They have a distinct pork flavor, a glossy sheen that implies the sweet glaze beneath, and a glowing red-pink color that penetrates the surface. Here's a simple recipe for making Chinatown char siu ribs at home on your grill or in the oven featuring a flavorful marinade. read more
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Experience the best Asian-style ribs you have ever had with this recipe for Hoisinful Nine Dragon Chinese Ribs. Based on an amazing dish at a now defunct Chicago Chinese restaurant, meaty baby back ribs are marinated in flavorful hoisin sauce before being finished on the grill for a sweet and smoky blast of flavor. read more
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Ribs have never tasted better than with this tested recipe for Tuscan Marinated Ribs. In Italy pork on the grill, carne di maiale alla griglia, is extremely popular as are fresh herbs. This recipe features a flavorful herbed oil and vinegar marinade and roasting without smoke. The results are complex and exotic. read more
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Perfect your competition ribs with these simple tips and a competition rib recipe. Trimmed ribs are seasoned with a flavorful BBQ dry rub before being smoked for several hours. Wrapping the ribs with butter and other ingredients ensure that they are moist, tender, and packed full of flavor for the competition judges. read more
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If weather or other impediments prevent you from making the real thing outdoors, you can make pretty tasty ribs in a crockpot with this recipe. The idea is to braise the meat until very moist and tender, cooking the meat in a closed pot over a low temp in a flavorful liquid that covers the meat only about halfway. read more
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There are several techniques to tell when your ribs are ready: bend, twist, peek-a-boo, taste, toothpick, popup, and thermometer test. Since ribs come in so many different weights and thicknesses, knowing when they are done is an inexact science but here are some guidelines and techniques that will help make it easier. read more
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This is a great stove-top recipe for pork ribs or chops swimming in a lush, juicy sauce on a bed of rice. Pork is a major constituent in the Mexican diet as are peppers, onions, tomatoes, and rice. This traditional old peasant dish uses them all and elevates itself from everyday fare to something truly special. read more
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Crunchy bruleed sugar adds an unexpected twist to traditional low and slow smoked spare ribs in this recipe for sweet and savory candied BBQ ribs. The ribs are smoked low and slow until mouthwateringly moist and tender before sprinkling the ribs with sugar then torch them until the sugar melts and browns for a crust. read more
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BBQ ribs get an Asian inspired makeover in this recipe for soy ginger glazed spare ribs. The flavor base for these Asian style smoked ribs comes from a dry rub of paprika mixed with five spice powder. The ribs are smoked low and slow until moist and tender then glazed with a sticky sweet soy and ginger BBQ sauce. read more
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Why wait for the McRib to return when you've got an amazing rib sandwich recipe? Learn more about the fabled McRib sandwich while creating one that takes it over the top. Ribs are smoked to perfection before the meat joins homemade pickles, caramelized onions, and custom BBQ sauce on a buttery brioche bun. read more
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This simple smoked rib tips recipe makes the perfect snack, appetizer, or main course. The rib tip (a.k.a. brisket, costal cartilage, or break) is the triangular, cartilage-dotted slab of meat attached to the lower end of the sparerib. Seasoned with BBQ rub then slow smoked on the grill, these are a surefire hit. read more

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