We are still in the dog days of summer and I (per usual) am dreaming of fall. The heat of summer is nice for about the first month, then I get tired of being burned or bitten by mosquitos and I welcome all things pumpkin and the cool breeze that goes along with autumn.
There are always things to look forward to in autumn. Crunchy leaves, scarves, boots!, apple picking, pumpkin carving, and tailgating at your local football games!
I have fond memories of being out on the field Friday nights performing with our Marching Band and cheering on our team after the half time show.
Tailgating is part of the experience and that is why I think it would be a great start to kick off the season with some good grilling eats like Honey BBQ Ribs! Guys, these ribs could not be easier to make and serve up to your friends at the next game! I mean, it’s already cooked for you, all you have to do is bring your grill and heat it up and baste the honey mixture I am about to share with you!
Pooh bear got nothing on these ribs! These are smoky, sweet, with a kick of heat that will have your buddies lining up for seconds or thirds!
Lloyd’s Rack of Ribs
5 tbs of raw honey
Pinch of cayenne
Pinch of cumin
Juice from 1 lemon
¼ teaspoon coriander
½ of an onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 can of tomato sauce
Preheat grill to 350
Head back inside and heat a sauce pan on medium heat
Add onion and saute for 6 minutes until soft
Add garlic, and saute until fragrant ( 30 seconds)
Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer
Add the seasonings ( coriander, cumin, and cayenne) and the honey
Let simmer for about 10 minutes and transfer to a bowl to bring outside and brush on the ribs.
Place ribs on grill and brush with sauce until there is an even coating, flip, and brush other side with sauce
Let cook for 6 minutes per side or until heated through
I love serving this with a side salad and butternut squash fries! I use my spiralizer whenever I can!
Butternut Squash Fries:
Simply preheat the oven to 420
Lay parchment paper on baking sheet
Spiralize the peeled squash (seeds removed)
Spread evenly on pan and drizzle with 1 tbs of oil and some Cajun and a pinch of nutmeg seasoning and bake for 20 minutes (flipping them every 6 minutes) until crispy
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Nikki Miller-Ka (@NikSnacks) says
Oh honey! I love spicy sweet things! And the addition of the butternut squash fries! Genius!
Rose | The Clean Dish says
Look at these juicy ribs!! I can think of so many occasions for these bad boys. Yum!!
Samantha Seeley says
You had me at ribs!!! And these are amazing looking! I love the squash fries. You are a genius!!!
Those ribs have my name written all over them. I also love the idea of the spiral butternut squash fries.
[email protected] says
It's hot here still...Fall seems so far away (and that is a-ok with me). Your ribs are stunning...the color contrast between them and the fries...really gorgeous!
Nancy [email protected] says
Yes we are still in summer and I love using my grill!! These look amazing!
Tasha @thatssoyummy says
Oh these make me so hungry now, looks so good
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Oh my gosh. What a gloriously huge rack of ribs! I wish I could find something like that where I live. And the seasoning sounds so good!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
Your ribs look fantastic - and I'm loving those fries too!
Lora @cakeduchess says
I swear it will never get cooler here in FL...maybe in Dec if I'm lucky!! Love ribs and this sauce is so wonderful!!
Looks delicious!! We just bought a smoker and have been cooking ribs a lot--this sounds like a great new recipe to try!
The Food Hunter says
with temperatures over 100 here I am wishing for fall myself! these ribs sound fantastic
Back for Seconds says
Oh man! Now I'm really hungry!
We are still in the 90s here and I can't wait for the cool autumn days (always my favorite!) These ribs would be absolutely perfect for tailgating, or for a Super Bowl party at the end of the season.