Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs Feast

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Flavorful Extra Tender Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs
Flavorful Extra Tender Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs

At home we love pork ribs especially if they are seasoned Cuban style with lemon juice, sour orange, garlic and Latin spices. These ribs recipe I am suggesting is simple to make and we are using the charcoal grill to add even more flavor.

Ingredients for the Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs
Ingredients for the Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs

No doubt pork back ribs are an excellent choice for Memorial Day celebrations, 4th of July and Father’s Day too. These ribs are very simple to prepare. We have seasoned and marinated them for an hour to then be grilled with charcoal at slow fire to give it that delicious golden color.

Watch the video to see how easy it is to grill pork back ribs!

 

Un festín de Costillitas de Puerco Cubanas

Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs

Chef Adriana Martin
Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs seasoned with lemon juice, sour orange, garlic and Latin spices. Simple to make and cooked on the charcoal grill to add more flavor.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Pork, Main Dish
Cuisine Cuban Cuisine
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Smithfield Pork Back Ribs
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup sour orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oregano

Instructions
 

  • Clean well and remove the membrane located at the back of the ribs. This membrane is easy to remove and it is important to do so that the ribs are even more tender and it is easy to separate them when cooked.
  • Season the ribs on both sides so that the seasonings are evenly absorbed. And let it marinate inside the refrigerator for an hour.
  • Prepare the grill and charcoal. And when the charcoal turns white, grill the ribs for 45 minutes. Or until golden brown and the bones of the ribs are exposed at least 1/4.
  • Let ribs rest for few minutes after taking them out of the grill. And then cut to serve.
  • Pair the ribs with white rice, beans and homemade taquera sauce.

Notes

If you prefer a classic taste, use the KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, Tabasco Sauce and even Budweiser beer to flavor your pork back ribs.
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Shopping at Walmart
Shopping at Walmart

Home-style BBQs or parrilladas as we called them are our thing. And we always love to include Smithfield Pork Back Ribs available at Walmart.

Grill the ribs for 45 minutes
Grill the ribs for 45 minutes

For us and our tastebuds Smithfield® is the brand of choice. Because their pork cuts have excellent quality, always fresh, tender and juicy. And hormones and steroids free.

Finger licking Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs ready to be enjoyed
Finger licking Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs ready to be enjoyed

The Smithfield Pork Back Ribs are a very tasty cut too. They have lots of juicy tender meat. These ribs are cut by hand by the Smithfield experts, which makes a big difference. That’s why pork back ribs are a favorite cut. Whenever I prepare them, it’s a party at Casa Martin!

I always use Kingsford Charcoal for my parrilladas
I always use Kingsford Charcoal for my parrilladas

If you are one of those that does not feel confident enough to grill pork back ribs here are my expert tips:

  • Be sure to buy Smithfield Pork Back Ribs, this is my secret to success.
  • Clean the ribs well and remove the membrane located at the back of the rib. This membrane is easy to remove and it is important to do so that so that the ribs are even more tender and it is easy to separate them when cooked.
  • Season the ribs on both sides so that the seasonings are evenly absorbed.
  • For a classic flavor use Sauce KC Masterpiece BBQ Sauce, Tabasco and even Budweiser beer to flavor these pork ribs.
  • Use Kingsford Charcoal and the fuel lighter of the same brand to help ignite the fire fast.
  • Let the charcoal turn white and then place the ribs on the grill. Make sure the temperature is not too strong as it is best to grill the pork back ribs at low heat.
  • You will know that the ribs are ready when the flesh contracts and exposes 1/4 of the bone.
  • Before cutting the ribs, you must let them rest to avoid losing precious juices before serving.
A festive table setting for our grilling party
A festive table setting for our grilling party

We also decided to make a festive table setting inspired with tropical pineapples and happy colors. All going very well together with the Cuban theme for our special grilling party.

Pairing the pork ribs with white rice, beans, avocado and spicy homemade salsa
Pairing the pork ribs with white rice, beans, avocado and spicy homemade salsa

And like every dish we make with pork, we like to pair it with other Cuban cuisine favorites. Such as white rice and beans. And since I am Mexican I like to offer homemade spicy salsa, tortillas and avocado slices too.

Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs Feast
Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs Feast

The spicy homemade salsa I made with grilled cascabel peppers, garlic, tomato and tomatillos. This hot salsa goes perfect with the Grilled Cuban Style Pork Ribs. All my ingredients I bought at Walmart. When you visit the store, buy the Smithfield Pork Back Ribs to organize that special BBQ at home next weekend or to celebrate Memorial Day Grilling.

And now that you’re ready to fire the grill, visit the Smithfield’s Get Grilling America site. There, you can participate to win $ 5,000 in cash plus other prizes this summer. Visit Smithfield Ribs for more information on how to prepare pork ribs easily. Watch this video and get inspired to cook with pork.


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Jay

5 stars
Made them again but this time in my instant pot as I had an issue with my grill and didn’t feel like fixing it in the dark on a cold winter night

I used spare ribs this time and cooked them for 50 minutes on pressure cook in the instant pot they came great. I doubled the amount of marinade. Used the amount the recipe calls for to marinate the ribs and in a separate bowl prepared some to put in the pressure cooker as they cooked. The only change I would probably make is to add some cayenne pepper to the marinade like I accidentally did last time I made them.(not sure how I made that mistake as cumin and cayenne are a pretty different shade but it was one of this happy mistakes ) The spiciness complimented the lime sour orange and other spices nicely

Jay

So is it lemon or lime juice?

The recipe says lemon yet the ingredient picture shows a green fruit which here in the US is usually a lime.

Jay

5 stars
Thanks I figured that

The recipe came out very good

Kylee

Ribs are my all time favorite thing to grill – so good at this time of year, and you make it look so easy!

Karyn

what a fab recipe. Love the idea of sour orange. These Cuban flavours sound so delicious My hubbie would love this recipe he loves grilling ribs..Your video was very helpful too

Amy Nash

This looks so good but I’m feeling like a dummy – what is sour orange juice and why have I never heard of it before?!

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