One habanero chile pepper provides plenty of kick for these ribs that are generously doused with a spicy-sweet sauce. To reduce grilling time, the country-style pork ribs are first baked in the oven and then finished on the grill to properly glaze the meat.

Source: Family Circle


Recipe Summary

20 mins
1 hr 15 mins
17 mins
10 mins
2 hrs 2 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, onion and habanero. Cook, stirring, for 5 to 7, minutes until softened. Pour in a blender; add tomato sauce and vinegar. Blend until smooth.

  • Pour mixture back into skillet and stir in honey, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside until ready to use.

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Sprinkle flour inside a large foil cooking bag. Season ribs with salt and pepper and place in the bag. Fold open edge of bag, following package directions.

  • Place bag on baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees F for 75 minutes. Carefully cut open bag and fold back, allowing steam to escape. Drain off accumulated cooking juices and discard bag. Place ribs in a large baking dish and add 3/4 cup of the sauce. Stir to coat ribs with sauce. Let stand while grill is heating.

  • Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Lightly coat grill rack with oil or nonstick cooking spray. Grill ribs for 4 to 5 minutes per side, generously basting with sauce, until nicely browned. Serve with additional sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

482 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 117mg; saturated fat 7g; carbohydrates 31g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 37g; sodium 548mg.