Grilled Zesty Lemon Spareribs

Grilled lip-smackin' lemony ribs made with meat, frozen lemonade and a favorite barbecue sauce!


8 servings


6 pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving pieces
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed


Place pork in 4-quart Dutch oven. Add enough water to cover pork. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat ketchup, chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, lemon juice and liquid smoke to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in lemonade concentrate. Set aside.

Remove pork to rectangular baking dish, 13 x 9 x 2 inches, or resealable food-storage plastic bag. Pour marinade over pork; turn pork to coat. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate, turning pork occasionally, at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.

Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove pork from marinade; reserve marinade. Grill pork, meaty sides up, uncovered and 4 inches from medium heat about 30 minutes, turning and brushing frequently with marinade, until glazed and heated through. Discard any remaining marinade.

Additional Information

Zippered food-storage plastic bags are great for mess-free marinating. Place meat and marinade in bag and squeeze out all the air, allowing marinade to completely coat the food. When it's time to grill, take the bag outside and transfer the marinated meat to the grill.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving: Calories 630 (Calories from Fat 390); Total Fat 43 g (Saturated Fat 15 g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 160 mg; Sodium 160 mg; Total Carbohydrate 14 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars ncg); Protein 40 g

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