almond crusted sticky smoky pork ribs

almond crusted smoky pork ribs

In no time at all you’ll be nibbling on these amazingly flavorful almond crusted sticky smoky pork ribs! Finger lickin’ approved!

Grilled Pork Ribs Recipe

Preparation is the key for doing grilled pork ribs. And, this is one easy recipe. First of all, prepare your pork ribs. That means taking the membrane off the ribs. Watch this quick video from Char Broil Grills to learn how to do this if you’ve never done it. It’s super easy! And, I’m hoping you’ll love my almond crusted sticky smoky pork ribs. A different twist on ribs! 

Pork Ribs on the Grill

Pork ribs on the grill is about American as apple pie and hot dogs! Cooking ribs slow and low can take several hours. But, we’re going to make these ribs absolutely delicious in a lot less time! 

How to Grill Pork Ribs

It’s not difficult to learn how to grill pork ribs. The big thing is making sure your temperature is right. And, that you keep an eye on them occasionally and turn them. At least, that’s my strategy! And, these almond crusted sticky smoky pork ribs were absolutely divine! 

Cooking Pork Ribs on Grill

Cooking smoky pork ribs on the grill can be accomplished without much grilling experience, I think. Almond crusted pork ribs are just so delicious and with a nice rub or spice mixture then the BBQ sauce, you’re sure to love the smoky flavors and tastes. 

How Long to Cook Pork Ribs on Grill

Figuring out how long to cook pork ribs on the grill means knowing what temperatures are safe and make the meat tender and juicy. Preheat your grill to about 400 to 425 degrees. You’ll put those ribs on and let them grill on indirect heat for about 25 to 30 minutes per side. Now the more you cook them, the more tender the pork is and here’s why. 

What Temperature to Cook Pork Ribs on Grill

Your ribs are actually ‘done’ when they’re at 145 degrees Fahrenheit (internal temperature). However, if you let them cook longer on a medium heat for an extra say 30 minutes, they’ll go to a temp of about 190+.

Pork Ribs Internal Temp

The pork ribs internal temp means that they’re either done or not. And, when the internal temp goes up to 190 to about 203, then more of the fat and collagens begin to melt. This means the pork ribs get more tender and even juicier! 

Easy Pork Recipes

I love the ‘other white meat’ and have created some easy simple delicious pork recipes that just might catch your eye!

Short Ribs Vegetable Stew

4 Ingredient Country Style Pork

Harissa Buttermilk Baby Back Ribs

almond crusted smoky pork ribs

almond crusted smoky pork ribs

almond crusted sticky smoky pork ribs

Yield: 3-4 servings

In no time at all you'll be nibbling on these amazingly flavorful almond crusted sticky smoky pork ribs! Finger lickin' approved!


  • Preheat grill to 350 to 400
  • 3 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 3 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbl. hot sauce
  • 3 Tbl. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbl. mustard, classic yellow
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce, your favorite
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, crushed
  • 3 to 3 ½ lbs. pork ribs, St. Louis style ribs


Flip your rack of ribs to the bottom side and pull off the membrane. Trim any fat if you like. Check the quick video above if you've never done this procedure.

In a medium mixing bowl or 3-cup measuring cup, whisk together the paprika, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, soy sauce, mustard, BBQ sauce and marmalade. This will make a thick sauce of about one and one-half cups. You could have a little left over for serving with the grilled ribs.

Cut the pork rib rack in half. For me, this makes for easier grilling, turning and handling with two smaller racks of ribs.

Place each rack on a lightly oil coated preheated 350 to 400 grill.

Put the ribs on the grill (meat side down first). On the exposed bone side, spoon on a layer of the thick sauce mixture. Close the lid. Cook for about 17 to 18 minutes.

Turn the ribs. Spoon on a layer of the sauce on this side. Close the lid and cook another about 17 to 18 minutes.

Slather on a medium layer of sauce. Sprinkle the ribs with the crushed almonds. Close the lid and cook for about 10 minutes. Put any remaining sauce in a small bowl for serving with cooked ribs.

Turn off grill. Move racks of pork to the top rack. Close the lid. Let the ribs rest for about 15 minutes. Slice and serve!


Trimming your ribs before cooking can be done. But, I love the pieces of fat and extra pieces of maybe 'loose' meat and I leave it because when it cooks, this becomes like 'candy' for nibbles. You can pull off and eat!

Because the sauce is thick, it will spoon nicely on top the ribs while cooking.

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