Ghost Pepper Marinated Ribs
Get ready for a fiery and flavor-packed adventure with our Dragon's Smoke Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce Marinated Ribs recipe! These succulent ribs are marinated in our Dragon's Smoke hot sauce, a tantalizing blend of smoky flavors and the intense heat of ghost peppers. The result is a dish that will make your taste buds dance with delight and leave you craving more. Whether you're hosting a summer barbecue or simply looking to spice up your dinner menu, these ribs are sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings for heat. So, let's fire up the grill and dive into this delicious recipe!
- 2 racks of baby back ribs
- 1 cup Dragon's Smoke ghost pepper hot sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Prepare the ribs:
- Start by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. Use a sharp knife to loosen one corner, then grab the membrane with a paper towel and peel it off.
- Rinse the ribs under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
Prepare the marinade:
- In a large bowl, whisk together Dragon's Smoke ghost pepper hot sauce, soy sauce, honey, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, smoked paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and salt. This will create a spicy and flavorful marinade.
Marinate the ribs:
- Place the ribs in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish.
- Pour the marinade over the ribs, making sure they are evenly coated. Massage the marinade into the meat, ensuring all surfaces are covered.
- Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to infuse.
Prepare the grill:
- Preheat your grill to medium heat, around 275-300°F (135-150°C). If using a charcoal grill, set up a two-zone fire by arranging the coals on one side of the grill for indirect cooking.
Grill the ribs:
- Remove the ribs from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off. Reserve the marinade for basting.
- Place the ribs on the grill, bone side down, over indirect heat.
- Close the grill lid and cook for about 2 to 2.5 hours, or until the meat is tender and begins to pull away from the bones. Remember to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the cooking process.
Baste with marinade:
- Every 30 minutes, baste the ribs with the reserved marinade using a brush. This will enhance the flavor and keep the meat moist.
Finish and serve:
- Once the ribs are fully cooked and tender, remove them from the grill.
- Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before cutting them into individual servings.
- Serve hot with your favorite side dishes, such as coleslaw, cornbread, or grilled vegetables.
- Enjoy the explosive combination of smoky, spicy, and sweet flavors in every bite!