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Sweet Mustard Spare Ribs

Sweet Mustard Spare Ribs are fall off the bone tender and so delicious for the ultimate backyard cookout.

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Fire up the grill for this super simple recipe and impress your friends and family with the most tender, delicious and flavorful spare ribs recipe.

Sweet mustard spare ribs on a cutting board.

Grilled Spare Ribs are always a hit and with this tried and true method, they get perfectly smoky, tender and juicy. We worked with Head Country on social media to promote their newest sauces and fell in love with the Sweet Mustard Sauce. We were not compensated for this recipe post.

It’s the perfect pairing of smoky pork and the sweet and tangy mustard for a match made in bbq heaven.

Why Make these Sweet Mustard Spare Ribs?

  • A simple recipe and fool proof method for fall off the bone ribs.
  • The smoky flavor will rival your favorite BBQ restaurant.
  • Sweet Mustard adds a different flavor profile for a new way to enjoy pork ribs.
  • Easy to feed a crowd.

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Step By Step Directions

Seasoned spare ribs ready to grill.
  1. Remove spare ribs from packaging and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and coat with olive oil. Sprinkle with pork rub and set aside while you prepare a grill fire. Use hickory or pecan for smoke flavor. Spare ribs on a big green egg grill.
  3. Place spare ribs onto a grill or smoker and cook with the grill closed 1 to 1 1/2 hours until desired smokiness is reached. Ribs on foil, pouring sweet mustard over the top.
  4. Remove from the grill to a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.
  5. Brush with a thick layer of Sweet Mustard. Foil wrapped pork ribs on a grill.
  6. Make a sealed foil packet around the ribs, you may need to use pieces of aluminum foil.
  7. Return to the grill (we like to use the pellet grill for this step) or oven until internal temperature reaches 200°- 209° using a digital meat thermometer. Grilled spare ribs with sweet mustard glaze.
  8. Remove from grill and rest for 15- 20 minutes.
  9. Carefully open the foil and remove the ribs to a cutting board. Sliced spare ribs on a cutting board.
  10. Slice between the rib bones. 2 spare ribs on a plate with slaw.
  11. Serve with additional sweet mustard if desired.

How to Store and Reheat

  • Store leftover ribs wrapped tightly in aluminum foil or in a zip top bag in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
  • Reheat on a sheet pan in a 350° oven for 8- 10 minutes. You can also place in a skillet with a few tablespoons of water. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until heated through.

Best Side Dishes For Spare Ribs

  • Coleslaw for BBQ is the classic side dish for BBQ ribs and it is so simple to make ahead.
  • Southern Potato Salad is a must-have for any cookout and the creamy dressing is the best compliment to sweet and smoky ribs.
  • Grilled Corn on the Cob is always a favorite and this recipe is so easy to make in a foil packet.
Plate with 2 smoked ribs, coleslaw.

If you are looking for a show-stopping rib recipe, give these Sweet Mustard Spare Ribs a try for your next cookout menu!

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Sweet mustard spare ribs on a plate with coleslaw.
Yield: 4 servings

Sweet Mustard Spare Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Sweet Mustard Spare Ribs are fall off the bone tender and so delicious for the ultimate backyard cookout.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove spare ribs from packaging and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and coat with olive oil. Sprinkle with pork rub and set aside.
  3. Prepare a grill fire to 250° with hickory or pecan for smoke flavor.
  4. Place spare ribs onto a grill or smoker and cook with the grill closed 1 to 1 1/2 hours until desired smokiness is reached.
  5. Remove from the grill to a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil.
  6. Brush with a thick layer of Sweet Mustard.
  7. Make a sealed foil packet around the ribs, you may need to use pieces of aluminum foil.
  8. Return to the grill (we like to use the pellet grill for this step) or oven until internal temperature reaches 200°- 209° using a digital meat thermometer.
  9. Remove from grill and rest for 15- 20 minutes.
  10. Carefully open the foil and remove the ribs to a cutting board. Slice between the rib bones.
  11. Serve with additional sweet mustard if desired.

Notes

Store leftover ribs wrapped in foil or in a zip top bag in the refrigerator up to 4 days.

Reheat in a 350° oven on a sheet pan for 10 minutes or in a covered skillet with a couple of tablespoons of water for 5-8 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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