4th of July Recipe Inspiration: Sweet Smackin’ Ribs

By Anna McCoy On Tuesday, June 13 th, 2017 · no Comments · In Uncategorized

Americans love to celebrate our Independence Day with two essential components, fireworks and food. Fresh-off-the-grill ribs are a crowd pleasing option for any cook-out. For all of you stepping out to the grill on July 4th, here’s a mouth watering recipe inspiration to spice up your holiday festivities!


Sweet Smackin’ Ribs


2 tsp. Dried Chipotle Powder
1 tsp Chili Flakes
4 tsp Turboinado Sugar
2 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
4 tsp Dried Garlic Flakes
½ tsp Coriander Seed
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cardamom

Peel skin from underside of ribs. Rub ribs on both sides and let stand for 30 minutes.


2 cups water
3 cups beer or ale (Red Ale is best)

Poach ribs in beer under simmer for 2 hours.


4 strips thick slab Smoked Bacon – diced
1 Sweet Yellow Onion – diced
3 Cloves smashed and minced Garlic
½ cup Champagne Vinegar
½ cup Honey
¾ cup Ketchup
1 cup Chicken Stock

Over medium high heat in a 4 qt. Sauce pan, sauté bacon for 2 minutes, add onions and garlic. Cook together until onions are soft and bacon is cooked through, but not crisp. Add vinegar and cook for two minutes.
Add ketchup, honey and chicken stock. Reduce until you’ve reached the thickness of a good sauce.

Baste ribs with sauce and grill over medium heat for 5 minutes each side. Repeat basting two to three more times, finishing over high heat until ribs are crisp.


Enjoy. Happy 4th of July from Chef’s Expressions! 

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