Wild Rose Country Ribs

Nothing says Albertan BBQ more than these delicious ribs. These sweet and savoury ribs are mouth watering and sure to please!

Yield: Serves 6

Wild Rose Country Ribs


  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 2 tbsp dry mustard
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 4 lb (2 kg) pork back ribs
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  1. To prepare rub, combine first 6 ingredients (paprika through pepper). Spread 1/3 cup of rub over both sides of ribs. Reserve remaining rub for sauce.
  2. Place ribs in a large foil roasting pan. Let stand for 15 minutes. Cover pan tightly with heavy-duty foil. Place pan directly on barbecue grid. Cook ribs, with lid down, over low heat on natural gas barbecue for 1 – 1 1/4 hours or just until ribs are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, to prepare sauce, combine vinegar, honey and reserved rub in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk together cold water and cornstarch until blended. Add to vinegar mixture, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, about 2 minutes; set aside.
  5. Remove ribs from pan; place ribs directly on barbecue grid. Grill ribs over low heat on natural gas barbecue, turning occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  6. Baste with sauce and continue grilling for 10 minutes or until ribs are richly glazed. Cut into serving pieces.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 1079 calories, 72.9 g fat, 78.3 g protein, 23.4 g carbohydrate, 2.2 g fibre, 826 mg sodium