Grilled Zesty Lemon Spareribs

Mmm Mmm--grilled lip-smackin' lemony ribs made with meat, frozen lemonade and a favorite barbecue sauce!

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

6
pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
1
cup ketchup
1/2
cup chili sauce
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
tablespoon liquid smoke
1
can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

  • 1 Place pork in 4-quart Dutch oven. Add enough water to cover pork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, lemon juice and liquid smoke to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in lemonade concentrate. Set aside.
  • 3 Remove pork to rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, or resealable food-storage plastic bag. Pour marinade over pork; turn pork to coat. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate, turning pork occasionally, at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove pork from marinade; reserve marinade. Grill pork, meaty sides up, uncovered and 4 inches from medium heat about 30 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with marinade, until glazed and heated through. Discard any remaining marinade.

Expert Tips

Serve these sweet, lemony ribs with a platter of farmers' market veggies hot off the grill. Most vegetables can be grilled in 10 to 15 minutes.

Zippered food-storage plastic bags are great for mess-free marinating. Place meat and marinade in bag and squeeze out all the air, allowing marinade to completely coat the food. When it's time to grill, take the bag outside and transfer the marinated meat to the grill.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
(
Calories from Fat
390),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
43g
43%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
),
Cholesterol
160mg
160%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 5 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.