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May 10, 2022
Now and then, a pitmaster has to get adventurous. These Hot Cherry Buffalo Ribs are one heck of a ride. This recipe isn’t your run-of-the-mill BBQ, with sweetness from my Cherry Rub and a kick of heat from my favorite hot sauce.
This recipe tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen, but it’s pretty straightforward. My fool-proof method works great on any combination of rubs and sauces, so don’t be afraid to make the recipe your own.
These ribs are an excellent option for competitions when you want to wow the judges with something you don’t see every day. Or, treat your friends and family to an award-winning meal. The choice is yours! Whatever the occasion, you can be sure people will remember this recipe for years to come.
The best thing about ribs is that they’re versatile. Whether you’re in the mood for sweet or savory ribs, there’s a recipe for you. Sometimes, a BBQ favorite like my Hot Cherry Buffalo Ribs fits both flavor preferences.
I usually leave my ribs in a slab, but I cut them into single bones for this recipe. This makes it easy to serve and gives the pork a nice char. The ingredient quantities listed provide ribs with a mild kick of spice. Feel free to change the hot sauce amount if you want extra spicy ribs.
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Here’s a quick rundown of the setup I used for this recipe. Check out the equipment and tools section for more of my grilling must-haves.
The detailed demonstration for ribs on the Goldens’ Cast Iron can be found in the recipe card and video at the bottom of the post. For now, enjoy this brief overview.
The end result was fall-off-the-bone ribs with a fantastic cherry-spiced flavor. The sauce was tacky and coated the ribs evenly. These ribs had just a hint of cherry, a velvet texture from the butter, and just the right amount of black pepper notes.
These ribs are fantastic on their own, but sometimes you want to create a whole spread. Here are some of my favorite side dishes that go great with my Hot Cherry Buffalo Ribs.
If you have leftovers, store them covered in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Get your grill up to temperature of approximately 300º.
Take your slab of ribs out of the pack, skin the membrane, and trim any excess fat.
Cut your slab of ribs into single bones.
Toss your ribs in Killer Hogs Hot Sauce.
Season your ribs with Heath Riles BBQ Beef and Cherry Rub.
Place your ribs on your grill with a heat diverter. Cook for an hour, flip after 30 minutes.
After an hour, take your ribs off the grill and place in an aluminum pan. Pour a bottle of Heath Riles BBQ Tangy Vinegar BBQ Sauce over your ribs and add 1/2 a stick of butter to your pan.
Place alumnium foil over your pan and place back on your grill for 30-45 minutes.
Take your ribs off the grill after 30-45 minutes. If you want more heat or more of a hot sauce taste, you can pour a buffalo wing sauce or more Killer Hogs Hot Sauce over your ribs and retrun them to your grill to char. I did not. They were perfect for me and had the right amount of heat.
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