Grilled Honey Glazed BBQ Ribs – Recipe
Embark on a culinary adventure that transcends the ordinary with our Grilled Honey Glazed BBQ Ribs. This remarkable dish takes the art of grilling to new heights, infusing succulent baby back ribs with a harmonious blend of smoky flavors and the delicate sweetness of honey. As the ribs slowly cook on the grill, they transform into tender masterpieces, each bite an explosion of taste that tantalizes the senses. With the rich aroma of smoked paprika and the inviting embrace of our signature honey glaze, these ribs encapsulate the essence of outdoor gatherings, family feasts, and the joy of savoring food that speaks to the heart. So fire up the grill, embrace the magic of open flames, and prepare to create not just a meal, but an experience that lingers in the heart and memory, reminding us of the joy found in the simplest pleasures of life.
- 2 racks of baby back ribs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
- Prepare the Ribs:
- Start by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. This helps the flavors penetrate better.
- Pat the ribs dry with paper towels and place them on a baking sheet.
- Prepare the Glaze:
- In a bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, smoked paprika, black pepper, and salt. This will be your honey glaze.
- Marinate the Ribs:
- Brush a generous amount of the honey glaze over both sides of the ribs, ensuring they are evenly coated.
- Cover the ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible. This allows the flavors to infuse the meat.
- Preheat the Grill:
- Preheat your grill to medium-low heat. You want a temperature that will allow the ribs to cook slowly and evenly.
- Grill the Ribs:
- Place the marinated ribs on the grill, bone side down.
- Close the lid and cook for about 1.5 to 2 hours, turning occasionally. The ribs are done when the meat is tender and pulls away from the bone easily.
- Glaze the Ribs:
- During the last 15-20 minutes of grilling, start basting the ribs with the honey glaze. Apply a generous layer on both sides and allow it to caramelize slightly on the grill.
- Check for Doneness:
- To ensure the ribs are fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. It should reach around 190°F (88°C).
- Rest and Serve:
- Once done, carefully remove the ribs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
- Slice the ribs between the bones, and if desired, sprinkle with fresh parsley for a touch of color.
- Serve the Grilled Honey Glazed BBQ Ribs with your favorite side dishes, such as coleslaw, cornbread, or grilled vegetables.
These Grilled Honey Glazed BBQ Ribs are a delectable blend of sweet and savory flavors that come together in an exquisite harmony, embodying the perfect balance between tender meat and a caramelized glaze. With each succulent bite, you’re transported to a realm where culinary artistry meets the primal thrill of grilling.
The tender baby back ribs, infused with a symphony of smoky nuances, stand as a testament to the magic that happens when time and heat work their alchemical wonders. The honey glaze, delicately crafted to meld the richness of honey with the depth of smoked paprika, paints a flavorful tapestry that dances on your taste buds.
As the fragrance of these ribs permeates the air, you’ll feel a sense of connection to traditions that span cultures and generations, where sharing a hearty meal is an act of love and community. With every caramelized layer of the glaze, you’re embarking on a journey through textures and tastes that evoke memories of gatherings and laughter around the grill.
Let these ribs be a reminder that in the realm of grilling, you’re not just cooking food – you’re creating moments that etch themselves into the hearts and souls of those who partake. So fire up the grill, let the aromas weave stories, and relish the mouthwatering results of your grilling prowess, knowing that you’ve crafted a dish that goes beyond nourishment to stir emotions and forge connections.