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Smoky Grilled Pork Ribs with South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

bbq pork ribs
Sometimes, as a gentleman, you just need to eat yourself a big hunk of meat and gnaw that shit straight from the bone… Often, I even go that little bit further and cook it first just to really treat myself. And, if I want to truly venture out into the realm that is “the next level”, that aforementioned meat is going to be kissed and licked and touched by the golden hand of smoky smoky goodness… it’s starting to sound more like a late night visit from your Uncle Jimmy right now.

No Uncle Jimmy, I’m trying to sleep… Time to get back on track plenty fast methinks.

Smoking (not like out the back of the sports shed at lunch time styles or like that old guy with a pocket full of fivers out the back of the public toilets at Mardi Gras), or even grilling meat on your BBQ, weber or something else that involves coals and a few wood chips or twigs is something that you really need to feel. It’s Mr Miagi shit for sure. It is something that would take me more than a page of a blog to explain to you. So rest assured, I will not be holding your hand as we stroll casually through the intricacies of the techniques and methods needed to master the grilling of pork ribs… or anything else for that matter. It’s a watchy-learny type thing I think…

After three hours over the glowing coals,and a basting with a little of the mustard sauce, these ribs come out looking as tan as a cougar after her weekly trip to the solarium. Unlike a cougar though, these ribs are tender and delicious, and you would be more than happy to show them to your friends and let them have a little chew too. Also dissimilar to my comparison to a cougar, these ribs leave a damn fine taste in your mouth and have you wanting for more.


Borrow that hash tag if you want, it is a cracker.

The taste of smoky goodness mixed with the elation of chewing a damn fine piece of meat from the bone… Some of my favourite sides… A kick-ass mustard sauce that I would happily smear all over my own body and attempt to lick it off… I am a happy happy man, albeit one who is covered in mustard sauce and looking comparable to a professional contortionist.

Get some one to show you how to cook ribs over the coals. Thank them for that and show them out. Serve the ribs with this mustard sauce, grilled corn with coriander, chilli and heaps of butter and ‘slaw.

This is what BBQ ribs looked like back in the olden days

This is what BBQ ribs looked like back in the olden days

…and how they look now. Pretty similar I guess

…and how they look now. Pretty similar I guess

Get them on the table with some sides

Get them on the table with some sides

You know where this is going

You know where this is going

Oh dear good lord

Oh dear good lord


¾ cup yellow mustard
¾ cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons louisiana hot sauce (if you want some spice)

• Combine all ingredients in small saucepan. Whisk to combine and simmer for 20-30 minutes, whisking occasionally
• Allow to cool before using
• Store remainder in a sealed container in the fridge for bloody ages. At least a few months

17 comments on “Smoky Grilled Pork Ribs with South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

  1. cheergerm says:

    I am not going to ask if you ever had private relations with a member of the big feline family so I will just take your word for it. I am salivating.

    1. I always say “don’t ask questions you don’t want to know the answer to” :).

  2. Kath says:

    I’m pretty sure I smelt that cooking from my house !

    1. Heh heh. Should’ve come on down 🙂

    2. Irene says:

      Love the first dress especially, very exotic. Funnily enough, I'm wearing a Hawaiian dress myself, although mine's red and wh3#e.I&ti9;m waiting with bated breath for the find!

  3. Amanda says:

    Good looking stuff. I love the bbq.

    1. Why thank you. I like it too 🙂

  4. Mr Fitz says:

    great hashtag!!

  5. You’re hilarious. The ribs and sides are off the charts!

    1. Thank you, my friend. Thank you very much 🙂

  6. Dana Fashina says:

    There are no words…

  7. Loving Lismore says:

    still the master of sauce….

    1. They condiment king!!! Catchup soon…

  8. Fabulous ribs and corn plate!

    1. Why thank you. I rate that comment highly coming from the queen of fantastic plates 😉

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