You can't go wrong with this easy pork spare ribs recipe. Almost everyone loves tender, juicy, grilled ribs.
These are perfect for a dinner at home, and just as easy to pack up for a tailgate party or any event where you need to bring a dish to share.
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Pork Spare Ribs Recipe Secret!
The secret to a pork spare ribs recipe that makes the meat fall apart in a single bite is the marinade and slow grilling. The marinade has to break down the meat in the ribs. The alcohol in these Margarita-style pork spare ribs creates a tangy bite but also helps them be the most tender ribs you will ever eat.
Pork Spare Ribs Recipe Shopping List
To make my this margarita style ribs recipe, you will need to make sure you have the following items in your fridge and pantry.
2 racks of pork baby back ribs
Silver Patron Tequila
Pork Spare Ribs Recipe
Here’s my famous Margarita Ribs recipe! Don’t forget to pin this to your favorite grilled recipes Pinterest board. You’ll want to come back and make it over and over again.
How to Make this Ribs Recipe
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
Tear off a large sheet of tin foil.
Place one rack of ribs on the tin foil and fold around the edges to make a box.
Add 1 C of the marinade to the ribs, cover with another sheet of foil and let the ribs soak for 2 hours.
During the last 30 minutes of the soak time, preheat your BBQ grill.
Place the ribs on the grill at low heat for 2-3 hours.
Pretty simple, right? That’s my favorite recipe for baby back pork spare ribs on the grill. I hope you'll try this one out. You will adore it!
Grilling Pork Spare Ribs Tips
When you grill your pork ribs, follow these tips so you get the most tender and delicate ribs that literally fall off the bone.
Cook on low
People choose to use smokers or other sources of indirect heat because cooking on low for a long period of time gives the best results. Keep the heat on low, don’t turn it up. Then, be patient and wait for the magic to happen. Waiting is difficult but so important. I suggest grilling these pork spare ribs on low for at least 2 hours. You might want to keep them on the grill for 3-4 hours, depending on the size of the ribs.
Marinate ribs for at least two hours
The longer you let it marinate, the more tender they will be. Let the marinade soak into the meat and go all the way to the bone. If you skip the soaking process, they won’t be as tender.
Direct heat, then indirect heat
This is a great option. Lots of people have success for exposing the ribs to direct heat for 3 minutes, then packing them in foil for 2-3 hours over indirect heat. You really should try this option. You’ll love how crispy and tender your ribs get!
What side-dishes go well with BBQ Ribs?
My favorite sides to go with BBQ ribs are any kind of salad and veggie dish. Here are a few you’ll find on my site:
And if you love ribs, you've got to try these Guinness Glazed Ribs!
Of course, you'll want to serve something sweet, so choose one of these delicious dessert recipes so you're prepared!
MARGARITA STYLE PORK SPARE RIBS RECIPE
- 2 racks pork spare ribs 4 per person
- ⅓ C Tequila
- ½ C Sweet and Sour mix
- ½ C cold water
- 3 limes juiced and zest
- 3 TBSP sea salt
- 3 TBSP Creole seasoning
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1 TSP Cayenne pepper
- 1 orange juiced
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
- Tear off a large sheet of tin foil.
- Place one rack of ribs on the tin foil and fold around the edges to make a box.
- Add 1 C of the marinade to the ribs, cover with another sheet of foil and let the ribs soak for 2 hours.
- During the last 30 minutes of the soak time, preheat your BBQ grill.
- Place the ribs on the grill at low heat for 2-3 hours.