This is a simple, no-fuss recipe for honey garlic ribs that will make your taste buds do the happy dance. You can easily customize this to your own taste and heat preferences. Make this recipe today!
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Spring is in full swing and I’m loving every minute of it. I’ve been outside grilling up a storm. There is nothing like spending time outdoors to make you feel connected to the world. I love that feeling and can’t get enough of it these days. I want to be outside 24/7.
I’m lucky enough to have multiple grilling areas at my place. While they are nothing fancy I love those spaces so much. I have one grill on our back deck. It’s my newest grill and it’s the biggest of all of them as well. I have two more grills and a smoker on my patio.
I like having multiple grilling areas for many reasons. The grill on my deck is the one I use when I’m in a hurry and also for all the blog photos. It’s right off my small studio/office so it’s super convenient and easy to keep the food hot while shooting. It’s the grill I use most often, quite honestly.
The grills and smoker on the patio are for entertaining family and friends. It’s also the area I choose when I want a bit of quiet and privacy. Our patio is pretty serene and private, it’s surrounded by a fence, the house and trees. It’s very quiet and peaceful which I love when I’m not working.
The patio leads out to our back yard which is quiet large. It’s all fenced in with landscaping around the entire perimeter. We did it all ourselves when we bought the house 10 years ago. The yard is my happy place. I adore gardening as much as grilling so I spend tons of time out there.
We bought our house from my Dad’s estate after he passed away. I love owning my parent’s home. It’s very sentimental and meaningful in so many ways. It’s also a bit frustrating at times. My Dad was very frugal and didn’t believe in spending money on things like grass or landscaping.
So, let’s just say we inherited some serious lawn issues. Our yard has more problems than I can list. It’s not level with the neighbours’ yards so we get insane amounts of water back there every time it rains. I tell people we have a lake in our backyard and I’m only partly kidding.
We also have huge issues with weeds, crabgrass, and uneven patches. Every year we do a little more work out there in an attempt to have that picturesque lawn you see in movies and commercials. One day we’ll get there. I have complete faith in that fact. I will make the yard beautiful one day.
My Dad was the kind of guy who never wanted help with anything. I’m the opposite. I’m happy to bring in the professionals when necessary. One company I really dig is TruGreen. They offer lawn care, tree and shrub care, lawn program, tree and shrub programs.
They can give you tips for springtime to help you improve your lawn situation. They offer outdoor living ideas as well as patio ideas. Sometimes it really pays to bring in the professionals because they know more than the average Joe. That’s a good thing in my book.
You can request a quote for you own lawn care needs. They are in Canada so I highly encourage my Canuck readers to take advantage of their services this spring. They are incredibly professional and can help you make a plan to get your lawn in perfect shape for summer.
Once your lawn is in perfect condition you can fire up your grill and make these Easy Grilled Honey-Garlic Ribs. These ribs are juicy and tender. They sauce is so easy to make and the cooking technique is incredibly easy. This is the perfect recipe for nights where you’re too busy to hover over the grill.
You can control the heat level on these ribs easily. Just adjust the spices I’ve included in the recipe. We made one rack fiery hot with red pepper flakes. The other rack we left those off so family members with less heat tolerance could enjoy them as well. I love recipes that can be easily adjusted.
Whether you like your ribs smoking hot or super mild, try this recipe today. Thank me tomorrow!
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Easy Grilled Honey-Garlic Ribs
2 racks of ribs (back, side, or St Louis will all work with this recipe)
For the rub:
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons dry minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons basil
- 1 tablespoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Optional if you like fiery rubs:
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- Preheat grill to 350 degree F. You will be cooking the ribs over indirect heat so be sure to set up zoned cooking areas. One side should have heat and one side should not. The side you're cooking on should have a temperature of 350 degrees F to make these correctly.
- Remove the membrane (silverskin) from the back of the ribs. Use a knife to pull a corner free and pull by hand. Use a paper towel if you can't get a good grip. Pull away and discard.
- In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the rub. Apply to ribs on all sides and rub to coat evenly. Shake off excess.
- Place the racks on the grill over indirect heat. Close lid and cook for 1 hour, checking them occasionally. Don't open the lid too much as it affects the temperature which affects cooking time.
- Flip the ribs over and cook for 30 minutes more.
- In a medium size bowl combine all the ingredients for the honey garlic sauce. Whisk until smooth. Once the ribs have cooked for 1 and 1/2 hours it's time to apply the sauce. Slather sauce over the ribs then move to direct heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Flip the ribs over to add sauce to other side, then cook for 3 to 5 minutes more.
- Remove from grill and allow to stand for about 5 minutes, if you can wait that long. Chop the ribs and place on platter.
- Serve with a big old rib loving smile!
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Megan @ MegUnprocessed says
Looks wonderfully flavorful!
Baker by Nature says
YUM!!! My family would go wild over this recipe.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Excuuuse me. But what about that cute puppy there? We wanna know about the puppy! 😀
The ribs look great! Wish we had TruGreen where I live. And that I had a house. 😉