South Carolina-Style Ribs

In South Carolina barbecue refers to hickory-smoked pulled pork, but hash and ribs are also popular. Without fail, barbecue is almost always served with sweet tea.

South Carolina-Style Ribs

by 4  people

add your rating
add a comment
  • 3   pounds 
    pork country-style ribs
    Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2   cups 
    hickory or oak chips
  • 1/2  cup 
    yellow mustard
  • 1/4  cup 
  • 1/4  cup 
    cider vinegar
  • 1/4  cup 
    apple juice
  • 1   tablespoon 
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    bottled hot pepper sauce
    Sweet Tea (see recipe below) (optional)
Sweet Tea
  • 1/4  cup 
  • 4 1/4  cups 
  • 1/4  cup 
    lemon juice
  • 4   
    tea bags
    ice cubes
    lemon slice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim fat from ribs. Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle ribs with salt and black pepper. Cover dish with foil. Bake for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until tender. Drain off fat.
At least 1 hour before grilling, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain wood chips.
For sauce, in a small saucepan combine mustard, honey, vinegar, apple juice, Worcestershire sauce, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
For a charcoal grill, sprinkle wood chips over medium coals. Place ribs on the grill rack directly over coals. Grill, covered, for 15 minutes, turning once and brushing occasionally with some of the sauce. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Add wood chips according to manufacturer directions. Place ribs on grill rack. Grill as directed above.) Serve ribs with remaining sauce.
If desired, serve with Sweet Tea. Makes 4 servings.
Sweet Tea
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, 1/4 cup water and lemon juice. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Transfer syrup to a heat-proof pitcher. Bring 4 cups water to boiling in the same saucepan. Remove from heat. Add bags; let steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Add tea to the pitcher, stirring to combine. Fill 4 tall glasses with ice cubes and a lemon slice. Add tea. Makes 4 (8-ounce) servings.
(Nutrition Facts per serving of tea: 106 cal., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 9 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 1 g dietary fiber, 0 g protein.)

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 575, Fat, total (g) 20, chol. (mg) 252, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 22, Monosaturated fat (g) 9, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 20, pro. (g) 72, vit. A (IU) 48.59, vit. C (mg) 1.18, Thiamin (mg) 1.44, Riboflavin (mg) 0.97, Niacin (mg) 10.66, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.02, Folate (g) 4.03, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 3.48, sodium (mg) 1198, Potassium (mg) 1270, calcium (mg) 100.97, iron (mg) 3.96, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
Reggae Baby Back Ribs
...Every grilling season baby back ribs are on our rotation. Over the past few years we've nailed down... our summer cookouts interesting, I tried out these reggae baby back ribs and was rewarded... strawberry jelly instead. Guava aside, these ribs include some of my favorite flavors: mango, lime, fresh... read more...
Grilled Ginger Ribs: Weeknight Friendly, Weekend Worthy
...One of my favorite foods to eat is barbeque ribs, especially ones that have an Asian flair to them... enjoy noshing on the bones of St. Louis style ribs, my teenage daughters prefer something a little more... dainty and neat. When I found this recipe for Grilled Ginger Ribs, I knew I had to try to make it both... read more...
how tos

shop our favorite products