BBQ Raspberry Glazed Ribs

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BBQ Raspberry Glazed Ribs

Celebrate Labor Day and enjoy the unofficial last weekend of summer with BBQ Raspberry Glazed Ribs!

I’m still in denial that summer is coming to an end.  It’s always such a bitter sweet feeling.  I love the summer for so many reasons but I love fall weather.  I love the colors of the leaves as they start to change and I LOVE being able to open the windows.  I enjoy the lazy days of summer but I’m not going to miss the heat and humidity.  I can’t wait to live in hooded sweatshirts and jeans.

BBQ Raspberry Glazed Ribs

For now, I’m going to enjoy Labor Day weekend and celebrate the unofficial last weekend of summer with lots of delicious food cooked on the grill.  We pretty much grill out every night of the week when it’s nice outside and hubby has already announced that he wants to make ribs this weekend.

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He’s been perfecting his grilled ribs all summer long and our favorite are the Smithfield® Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs.  These ribs combined with his simple dry rub and brushed with homemade Raspberry Barbecue Sauce are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy.

Raspberry Barbecue Sauce

And, we need to talk about this raspberry barbecue sauce.  Not only is easy to mix together but it tastes delicious!  I might have to use it on everything we cook on the grill.  I’m such a sucker for sweet and tangy sauces.

I must admit – I was always a little intimidated by the thought of making ribs at home. I would always order them when we went out to dinner because we never grilled them ourselves.  But, Hubby has really stepped up his grilling game because his ribs taste better than anything I’ve ordered at a restaurant.  I’m sure it has to do with the fact that we always buy Smithfield ribs because they contain no artificial ingredients and are enhanced to be as juice and tender as possible.

BBQ Raspberry Glazed Ribs

These ribs are perfect for your Labor Day gathering!

So, what are you waiting for?  It’s time to fire up the grill, mix up some Raspberry Barbecue Sauce, and have some fun this weekend eating ribs and celebrating the long weekend.

Smithfield at Food Lion

Be sure to stop at Food Lion this week to pick up your Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Ribs and look for the“Pitmaster Preferred” stamp on every package.  They’re available in three delicious varieties that include Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Back Ribs, Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Spareribs and Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs.

And, don’t forget to grab your $1.00 off coupon for Smithfield Extra Tender Ribs.  Food Lion makes clipping coupons to your MVP card so easy.  I love saving money while shopping at Food Lion and I love my hubby’s grilled ribs!!

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Happy grilling my friends!  I hope everyone has a fabulous Labor Day weekend.

BBQ Raspberry Glazed Ribs

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  • Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon old bay optional
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam


  • In a small bowl, stir together paprika, garlic powder, brown sugar, old bay, onion powder, salt and pepper. Rub spice mixture over ribs. Cover and refrigerate ribs for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat your grill.
  • Place aluminum foil on lower rack to capture drippings and prevent flare-ups. Lay the ribs on the top rack of the grill. Reduce heat to low, close lid, and cook for 1 hour.
  • To make BBQ sauce, mix barbecue sauce, chili sauce, and raspberry jam in small bowl.
  • Brush ribs with raspberry barbecue sauce and grill an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve ribs as whole rack, or cut between each rib bone and place on platter or plate.
  • Enjoy!
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