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Jamie Purviance

Country-Style Ribs with Grilled Sweet Potatoes and Chowchow

  • People

    Serves 6

  • Prep Time

    30 min.

  • Refrigeration Time

    1 to 2 h

  • Grilling Time

    1 to 1:15 h

People
Serves 6
Prep Time
30 min.
Refrigeration Time
1 to 2 h
Grilling Time
1 to 1:15 h

the Ingredients

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Rub

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 910 grams boneless country-style ribs, each 2 to 2.5 centimeters thick
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 sweet potatoes, each about 340 grams

Chowchow

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 120 grams finely diced red onion
  • 160 grams seeded and finely diced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons seeded and minced jalapeño chile pepper
  • 1 ear fresh corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • 60 milliliters cider vinegar
  • 60 milliliters water
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • 01 In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients. Lightly brush the ribs on both sides with oil and season evenly with the rub. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Allow the ribs to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C).
  • 03 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the sweet potatoes over indirect medium heat, with the lid closed, until tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 45 minutes, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and let cool. Meanwhile, make the chowchow.
  • 04 In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat on the stove, warm the oil. Add the mustard seeds and cook until they begin to pop, about 1 minute (if the mustard seeds don’t pop, the seeds will be too crunchy and won’t have much flavor). Cover with the lid as needed to keep the seeds from popping out of the pan. Quickly add the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño. Cook until the onion is softened but not browned, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often. Put all the remaining chowchow ingredients into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook, partially covered, until the liquid reduces and the vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a medium stainless steel bowl set inside a larger bowl of iced water. Cool completely, stirring occasionally.
  • 05 Change the cooking method to direct cooking over medium heat (180° to 230°C). Cut the sweet potatoes crosswise into 2.5-centimeter slices. Brush the slices on both sides with oil and season evenly with salt and pepper. Grill the ribs over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes, turning four times to brown each side. Remove from the grill and let the meat rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, grill the sweet potatoes over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, turning once. Serve the ribs warm with sweet potatoes and chowchow.
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