Greek Ribs

We added lemon, honey, garlic and oregano to the glaze on these delicious barbecued ribs. For a Mediterranean-inspired meal, serve with our Greek Salad.

Yield: Serves 6

Greek Ribs


  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup liquid honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp salted butter, cubed and softened
  • 4 lb (2 kg) pork back ribs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper


  1. To prepare glaze, combine lemon juice, honey, garlic, oregano, thyme, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper in a medium non-reactive saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced by half, about 8 minutes.
  3. Turn heat off. Add butter and stir until butter is melted; cool completely.
  4. Reserve and refrigerate 1/4 cup of glaze to serve with ribs; remaining glaze will be used to baste pork during cooking.
  5. With a drip pan positioned underneath, place ribs, overlapping slightly, on warming rack over medium heat on natural gas barbecue. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. With lid down, cook ribs, turning and basting every 20 minutes with remaining glaze, for 2 – 2 1/2 hours or just until ribs are tender.
  6. Meanwhile, reheat reserved glaze.
  7. Cut ribs into serving pieces and serve drizzled with reserved glaze.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


976 calories, 66.9 g fat, 65.6 g protein, 26.7 g carbohydrate, 0.4 g fibre, 903 mg sodium

Tip: As an alternative to cooking on a warming rack, reserve and refrigerate all glaze. Place each rack of ribs on a large piece of heavy-duty foil. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. For each piece, bring edges of foil together to form a package; close all edges with tight double folds. Cook over low heat on natural gas barbecue, turning packages over occasionally, for 2 – 2 1/2 hours or just until ribs are tender. Remove ribs from packages and place ribs on barbecue grid. Baste with glaze and grill over medium heat until ribs are richly glazed, about 10 minutes. Cut into serving pieces