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Barbecued Country-Style Ribs

Yield 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • 1 (15-ounce)can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 pounds boneless country-style ribs, cut apart*

How to Make It

  1. Sauté onion and celery in hot bacon drippings in a saucepan over medium-high heat until tender. Add tomato sauce and next 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Remove heat.

  2. Combine 1 cup water and vinegar in a spray bottle.

  3. Grill ribs, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (300º to 350º) 1 to 1 1/2 hours, spraying with vinegar solution and turning ribs occasionally, and basting with 1 cup tomato sauce mixture every 30 minutes. Serve with remaining tomato sauce mixture.

  4. *4 pounds bone in country-style pork ribs may be substituted.