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A simple 3 Ingredient Pork Rib Marinade to make your cookout quick and easy. Ready in under 30 minutes!
I’ve been trying to venture out from the standard cuts of meat that I always buy. Pork ribs were one of those foods that always looked amazing, but I never tackled. So today I share with you a simple 3 Ingredient Pork Rib Marinade. Just in time for your July 4th grilling. It will be ready for your summer picnic in just under 30 minutes.
Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July with a backyard BBQ or grilling up some tasty pork ribs for a neighborhood cookout, pork has you covered. With so many cuts and preparation methods to try and endless flavor combinations to explore, pork is the must-have this grilling season.
Country style ribs might seem strange. We traditionally think of ribs as long “rack” of ribs with rib bones. Although country style ribs look like ribs in that they are long strips, they don’t have rib bones. And guess what? They actually don’t come from the ribs.
They are a budget-friendly cut of pork from either the blade end of the shoulder or the shoulder itself. I’ve seen some ribs labeled as “Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs”, meaning they are cut from a shoulder steak.
You can use this marinade on spare ribs, baby back ribs or even boneless pork loin chops if you’d like.
Country style ribs are not only affordable but also very versatile. They have a great marbling which gives flavor and juiciness. They are excellent for braising or slow cooking, but can also be cooked quickly on high heat for a fast dinner option.
If you find country style ribs on sale, cut them up in slices or cubes and freeze for quick stir frys and stews.
Should you marinate ribs? We think so!
What should you soak your ribs in? This recipe is special because it comes from my grandma’s sister, my great aunt. I’m not sure how I ended up with her hand-written recipe, but at some point early in our marriage she shared it with us. This simple mixture of ketchup, soy sauce and oil was my go-to marinade for many years. Basic ingredients. Simple, but savory flavor. It’s also good on chicken.
How long do you let ribs marinate? You can allow the pork ribs to marinate for several hours or even overnight if you’d like, but let them sit for at least 10 minutes.
If you’d like, instead of grilling you can roast the boneless pork ribs in the oven. Use a dutch oven and add the pork ribs and marinade. Toss to coat. Then cover and roast on at 300ºF for about 3 hours until the ribs are fork tender.
For a picnic, try these side dishes:
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