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Farmland® St. Louis Style Ribs are the perfect dish to celebrate life with good people and gorgeous weather as we move from Spring to Summer!

Are you ready to grill? Xaver loves to grill and smoke meats over the summer since the weather is so nice outside. For Memorial Day, we picked up a couple slabs of Farmland's St. Louis style pork ribs from our local Walmart. We thought we'd bring a bit of the South here to So Cal, to remember Xaver's North Carolina roots, with this Sweet Southern Style Ribs Recipe:


Sweet Southern Style Ribs
Serves 6
Sweet Southern Style Ribs that will fall off the bone and make your mouth water!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
2 hr 40 min
817 calories
38 g
204 g
38 g
78 g
10 g
320 g
832 g
18 g
0 g
26 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 817
Calories from Fat 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 204mg
Sodium 832mg
Total Carbohydrates 38g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 18g
Protein 78g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 slabs of Farmland St. Louis Style Ribs
  2. 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
  3. 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  4. 1 tsp Paprika
  5. 1 tsp Black Pepper
  6. 1 tsp Salt
  7. 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  8. 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  9. Charcoal
  10. Hickory Wood Chips
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl - this will create the rub for the ribs. Remove the ribs from the package and rinse with cold water. Pat the meat dry with paper towels. Apply the rub to the ribs with a spoon and then rub the spices into the meat with your hands. Repeat with the second rack of ribs. Start the charcoal on one side of the grill. Once the charcoal is hot, place the ribs on the opposite of the grill so they will barbecue under indirect heat. Close the lid of the barbecue, keeping an eye on it. After about 30 minutes, add a handful of hickory chips to a smoker box and place the box on the coals. If you don't have a smoker box, you can add the chips directly to the coals. The wood chips last longer if you soak them in water for 30 minutes before placing them in the fire. Add more chips every hour or when the smoke dies out, whichever comes first. Cook until the internal temperature of the meat is 160 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the fire and let rest for about 10 minutes. Cut the ribs apart with a knife and serve.
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Here's a quick collage that shows all the steps to making these delish ribs!


Grilling ribs is the best way I can think of to welcome summer as Grilling Season! If the winter has been long and cold in your next of the woods or you just want to brush up on some of your grilling skills, the ReadySetGrill website has some greats tips from the BBQ PitMasters. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • BBQ Pitmaster Moe Cason suggests removing the membrane from the back of the ribs to let the smoke and flavor soak into the meat while cooking. We definitely agree! And Moe kinda looks like my brother-in-law …
  • BBQ Pitmaster Tuffy Stone recommends cleaning the grill before cooking. We always clean our grill with a wire brush, wiping it down with a damp cloth before cooking.
  • Learn more about barbecuing pork on the official Pork® website.

Being that we're a Southern California family, we decided to bring the 3 worlds of southern  style barbecue + California cuisine + our paleo diet together to make a meal that we all can enjoy as a family. We're pairing these ribs with a salad of baby greens, cucumbers, avocado, celery, and blueberries. We'll also make a pineapple salsa, mixing sweet and spicy, and a southern-style paleo potato salad with homemade mayonnaise! My sister and her clan are coming over and we plan to have an awesome Memorial Day feast!

Check out our Paleo Priests website for the recipes for each of these sides:

Paleo Potato Salad

Homemade Olive Oil Mayonnaise

Xaver's Pineapple Salsa

Are you grilling today? Leave a comment and tell us your best grilling tip!



Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Southern Style Ribs

  1. OMG, those look so savory!

    Posted on May 26, 2014 at 9:04 am