Gluten-Free Downhome Ribs
From teaching us random, little lessons in life, to helping us make the big, difficult decisions, to sharing memories that will last a lifetime, dads provide a special kind of support and love throughout our lives. And what better way to show your appreciation for the dads in your life this Father’s Day than by cooking for them?
This Gluten-Free Downhome Ribs recipe is just as its name implies – downhome and full of comfort. It’s a pretty simple recipe that requires three steps to achieve a fall-off-the-bone texture – boiling, grilling, and basting.
For the sauce, I made my own barbecue sauce rather than using a store-bought kind. It’s a simple combination of ingredients you likely already have on hand – spicy brown mustard, apple cider vinegar, light brown sugar (I use Wholesome Organic), ketchup, butter, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder.
Fire up the grill and treat Dad to an afternoon of food, family, and fun!
- 1 white onion , chopped
- 4 cloves garlic , smashed
- 2 bay leaves
- 5-6 pounds beef back ribs
- Kosher or fine sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup spicy brown mustard
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup Wholesome Organic Light Brown Sugar , packed
- 6 tablespoons ketchup
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
Fill a large pot with water, add the onion, garlic, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Cut the ribs so they fit in the pot. Add to the boiling water, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until fork tender.
While the ribs are boiling, prepare the barbecue sauce. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and whisk to combine. Heat over medium heat until warm, about 4 minutes.
Prepare the grill for direct heat and preheat to high.
Remove the ribs from the cooking water and pat dry. Season the ribs with salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet. Brush with barbecue sauce.
Place the ribs on the grill and cook 2 minutes per side (for a total of 8 minutes), basting with more sauce each time you flip them.
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