FoodAmerican-style ribs: The secret to your best-grilled cookout ever

American-style ribs: The secret to your best-grilled cookout ever

Forget about pork neck. American-style ribs are the new star of the grill.
Forget about pork neck. American-style ribs are the new star of the grill.
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1:56 PM EDT, July 9, 2024

Do you dream of perfectly grilled ribs that melt in your mouth and delight even the most discerning meat lovers? Try this American-style ribs recipe - we guarantee these aromatic, tender, and juicy pieces of meat will become the hit of your backyard gatherings!

Summer is when grilling becomes a favorite activity for many of us. Traditionally, pork neck and sausages are staples on the grill, but if you crave something truly special, American-style grilled ribs will be an excellent choice. Preparing such ribs isn't difficult at all. All you need is high-quality meat and a well-prepared marinade, which plays a key role in this recipe. Learn how to make American-style ribs that impress any meat lover with their tenderness, delicacy, and juiciness.

American-style ribs - a simple recipe

The secret to perfect American-style ribs is a simple yet exceptionally aromatic marinade that gives the meat a deep flavor and ensures incredible tenderness. You only need a few basic ingredients to create real magic on the grill!

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

  • 1 lb of pork ribs in strips
  • 1.5 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of hot paprika
  • 1 flat teaspoon of granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme
  • pepper to taste


  1. Rinse the ribs thoroughly and pat them dry with a paper towel. Then, cut them into smaller pieces to make marinating and grilling easier.
  2. Prepare the marinade in a bowl. Mix honey, soy sauce, salt, pepper, hot paprika, granulated garlic, marjoram, and thyme. If the marinade seems too thick, add a bit of olive oil or lemon juice.
  3. Thoroughly coat the ribs with the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-covered. Set them in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or, better yet, overnight to allow the marinade to fully absorb into the meat.
  4. Take the ribs out of the refrigerator about an hour before grilling to bring them to room temperature.
  5. Preheat the grill to a high temperature. Place the ribs on the grill and cook them on both sides until golden brown. Grilling time may vary depending on the thickness of the ribs, so it's good to check their tenderness with your finger.
  6. Serve the ready ribs with your favorite sides, such as grilled vegetables, roasted potatoes, or coleslaw.

Additional Tips:

  • Add other spices to the marinade, such as sweet paprika, cumin, oregano, or chili.
  • Add a bit of smoked paprika or barbecue sauce to the marinade if you want an even more intense flavor.
  • While grilling, you can occasionally drizzle the ribs with the marinade to maintain their juiciness.
  • You can store the ready ribs in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Try this simple recipe for American-style ribs and discover that it's the perfect way to make delicious and aromatic grilled dishes that will impress everyone!

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