Every Sunday over the summer months was BBQ night for my family and my cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents would all get together for a big, family feast. One of my favorite dishes at these gatherings was Miami Ribs marinated in my mom’s “secret sauce.” When I moved to the U.S. from Canada, I kept asking the local butcher for Miami Ribs and each time I was met with a look of confusion and told that they did not have them.
I clearly needed my mom’s touch, because a few weeks ago she walked into the butcher and explained exactly what I was looking for to which the butcher responded “Oh, of course, thinly sliced Korean ribs.” Once I knew I could get the ribs, I needed to know more about the sauce. To my surprise this incredible sauce that I loved all these years comes from a bottle and is only available in Canada where I grew up. Tragedy.
But instead of merely accepting this fate, I began experimenting how to develop the perfect marinade. And this past weekend when I hosted my own Sunday night BBQ, guests raved about the ribs and were dying to know more about “Miami Ribs” and the special sauce I was able to recreate.
These ribs are easy for a BBQ night and pair well with any grilled side, including grilled pineapple and asparagus.
10 Korean thinly sliced ribs
1 ¾ cup ketchup
5 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp Franks Hot Sauce (or hot sauce of your choosing)
1 tsp water
2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
A pinch of ground pepper
Whisk together ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce, water, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper.
Pour marinade over ribs and place in fridge for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight.
Preheat outdoor grill on medium heat. Place marinated ribs on medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Serve with grilled vegetables or pineapple.