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Ontario Pork Piri-piri Side Ribs

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins


  • 3 Full Racks Ontario Pork Side Ribs
  • 6 Tbsp dry rub*
  • 1 Cup Piri-Piri sauce* with the remaining sauce set aside and served on the side


  • Prepare the ribs: trim off any excess fat
    and remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs (this is easily
    accomplished by using a piece of paper towel to grab the end of the membrane
    and peel it back slowly in one piece) Use 2 tablespoons of dry rub per rack and
    season both sides.
  • Prepare the grill: Place a drip pan filled
    with 1” of water in the barbecue
    - the ribs will cook above it. If using a
    gas grill, place the pan to one side of the grill and only light the burners on
    the other side of the drip pan. If using charcoal, get the coals hot and spread
    them out from the middle, creating a well for the drip pan to sit in.
  • Preheat the grill to 250° F. Place ribs on
    grill over drip pan, close barbe- cue lid and cook for 1.5 hours at 250° F. If
    using charcoal, add coals to maintain a steady 250° F (some fluctuation is
    unavoidable, but the goal is to stay between 235° F - 265° F)
  • For each rack of ribs, lay out tin foil (2
    sheets thick) about 6” longer than each rack. Place ribs, meat side down on
    foil and wrap tightly. Return racks to the grill for 1.5 hours. Remove ribs
    from grill and leave in foil while increasing the temperature of the grill to
    approximately 450° F (maintaining a side of the grill not over direct heat).
  • Remove the ribs from foil and sear over hot
    grill 5 minutes/side. Using the Piri-Piri sauce, baste both sides of ribs and
    sear over hot grill, 3 minutes per side. Baste again and let cook another 10
    minutes over indirect heat to let sauce set on ribs.
  • Place ribs on cutting board, tent with foil
    and let rest 10 minutes before slicing individual ribs. Place ribs on platter
    and serve with remaining sauce on the side.


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