Barbecue is known for having deep southern roots… and there is no better way to make your big city digs feel more southern grown than with hearty, country style BBQ.
Since most barbecued dishes are members of the finger-food group, it brings a warm, inviting vibe to the table…which is the epitome of Southern charm in a nutshell.
Fire up your grill and call over some friends for a BBQ feast! Serve up your favorite burgers and brats, grilled corn on the cob and this seasons pumpkin beer, kick up your feet and enjoy the laughter and memories with friends.
Root Beer BBQ Ribs Recipe
Try this awesome recipe from Food Network, for a great Southern Country Style BBQ party!
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup molasses
10 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
3 star anise
2 racks St. Louis-style pork ribs, trimmed
Root Beer BBQ Sauce:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 sweet onion, such as Vidalia, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
2 cups good-quality root beer
2 cups ketchup
Scant 1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Canola oil, for brushing
* Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the onions and cook until soft. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the paprika and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the root beer and cook until reduced by half. Add the ketchup, brown sugar and molasses and cook over low heat until the flavors meld and the sauce reduces, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Add the lemon juice and zest and season with salt and pepper.
If using the kamado-style ceramic charcoal cooker: Remove the grill grate and ceramic plate from the cooker. Add the hot hardwood charcoal and scatter the soaked hickory chips over the top. Adjust the cooker to maintain a temperature of 225 to 250 degrees F. This temperature should be maintained throughout the entire smoke. Put on the ceramic plate. Put a disposable pan with some steaming liquid on the plate, and then put on the grill grate. Brush the ribs with some canola oil. Put the ribs on the grill, cover and cook until the ribs are tender and juicy, about 2 hours. Brush with the root beer BBQ sauce, turning occasionally, during the last 15 minutes of cooking.
Secret Tip: Because nobody is a fan of cleaning, we have found a secret weapon that no kitchen should go without, a non-stick grill mat that truly works wonders! You enjoy your party while it handles the mess!
Good food, but even greater company. Bon Apetit!
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