Sweet & Smoky Ribs with Grilled Sweet Potatoes

This recipe was featured with the Joy Cellars 2017 Jubilant. Pair with other Dry Red Blends, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, or Malbec.

Sweet & Smoky Ribs with Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Add layers of flavor to baby back ribs with Grill Mates® Sweet & Smoky Rub and barbecue sauce. Precook sweet potatoes in the microwave so that they need just a few minutes of grilling to brown.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: grilled, ribs, smoky, sweet, sweet potato
Servings: 8


  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 6 tbsp sweet & smoky rub
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes


  • Preheat grill to medium-low heat. Rub ribs with Sweet & Smoky Rub. Wrap ribs with 2 to 3 layers of heavy duty aluminum foil, sealing ends tightly. Grill ribs over indirect heat 2 to 3 hours or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, microwave sweet potatoes on HIGH 7 minutes or until almost tender, turning sweet potatoes over halfway through cooking. Let stand 2 minutes. Cut sweet potatoes into wedges.
  • Remove foil from ribs. Transfer to lit side of grill over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes per side or until browned, brushing with some of the barbecue sauce. Grill sweet potatoes 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned, brushing with remaining barbecue sauce.
  • Cooking Tips:

    •See Grill Mates® Know Your Heat for how to grill over indirect heat. 

    Oven Cooking Method: Season ribs as directed. Place in single layer on foil-lined roasting pan. Cover with foil. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 1 1/2 hours or until meat starts to pull away from bones. Brush ribs with sauce. Broil 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Prepare sweet potatoes as directed, broiling to brown.


Recipe by McCormick.com via WineShop at Home
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