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Tailgating worthy Spicey Honey BBQ ribs, that are fall off the bone tender, and perfect for a football viewing party!
Football food, is there any better food in the world? I mean seriously. When I think of tailgating and football watching parties I think messy hands and faces, big bold flavors, and piles and piles of appetizers, dips, and straight up flavors!
Ribs are just one of those foods that are perfect for football watching, and grilling is basically a must! Today I am going to share a spicey, sweet, bold BBQ sauce that is seriously magical on pork ribs, along with my tips and tricks for getting fall off the bone tender ribs grilled to perfection!
Truthfully, there are 3 things you need for amazing ribs!
I have tried cooking ribs quickly, and they are just never as good as they could be. So plan ahead, and give yourself at least 4-5 hours of time before you need the ribs to make them.
A dry rub is going to add tons of flavor to your ribs, and help them be amazing! So do not skip this step. At the very least, salt and pepper the ribs before cooking.
Mmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking of this sweet but slightly spicey barbecue sauce. It is everything you would want, with that sweet heat that keeps you coming back for more. But the trick is making sure you don’t put it on the ribs too early, otherwise the sugars in it will burn instead of just crystallize, and this will mean you will get black burnt pieces in your mouth. Yuck! Sauce at the end!
But let’s talk about this sauce. This is not your bottle barbecue sauce. Nope. If you are going to give your ribs 4-5 hours of cook time, you better believe you are going to properly dress them for the ball (game).
I was at Walmart and saw some El Yucateco hot sauce. I used it in the Blueberry Chipotle BBQ sauce I shared a while back, and know that this is an amazing hot sauce. It is made with fresh red habanero peppers, tomato, and select spices and seasonings, giving it kick, but not as much vinegar as other hot sauces. It is so good. Especially when paired with something sweet like honey!
I knew I had to make a sweet and spicey BBQ sauce to slather on ribs for game day. Guys, I love that sweet heat! And this sauce has it BIG time! It is So amazing. Since football is all about getting your hands dirty, and eating big bold flavors, these ribs fit in perfectly.
I gathered my ingredients.
Poured on the honey, and mixed it all together, cooking it on the stove top. Then set it aside until I was ready to slather it on the ribs!
Anyway, make the sauce. Love the sauce. But cook your ribs first!
- Preheat oven to 200*
- Brush olive oil over the top of the ribs.
- Sprinkle a quick dry rub mixture over the ribs, and rub it in. (Recipe below)
- Seal in foil, and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 3 hours.
- Remove from foil and place on pre-heated grill (450 degrees)
- Grill 3-4 minutes on each side
- Brush BBQ sauce over the top (Recipe below)
- Grill for another minute or two on each side, then move to a cool part of the grill, close lid, and let continue to cook for 30 minutes to and hour at 250-300 degree heat. Baste if needed during that time.
- Remove from grill, smother one more time in BBQ sauce, and let rest 5 minutes.
Serve with additional BBQ sauce on the side.
Enjoy while watching a football game! Just make sure you have plenty of wipes, as your hands are bound to get messy! Though, it is finger licking good!
Easy enough, right?
Head to Walmart to get your El Yucateco, and do yourself a favor and make this BBQ sauce.
Are you ready to bring on the flavor for football season? What is your favorite recipe with El Yucateco Hot Sauce?