Grilled Ribs and Scalloped Potatoes

Seasonal, Tastebuds

Ingredients for Ribs:

Dry Rub:

  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 rack of ribs

Other ingredients:

  • Store-bought or homemade BBQ Sauce

Ingredients for Scalloped Potatoes:

  • 4 cups thinly sliced potatoes ( I used red ones)
  • 3 Tbsp butter (I used unsalted)
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 dash of cayenne pepper (can use more if you like spice)
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
  • paprika

Instructions for Ribs:

  1. Mix all ingredients for the dry rub and apply to ribs and let sit for a minimum of two hours.
  2. When the grill is at 400 to 500 degrees add the ribs and cook through.
  3. Right before pulling off the grill apply the bbq sauce to them and close the lid for another 5 minutes.

Instructions for Potatoes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9×9 or 8×8 inch baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour.
  3. Whisk in the milk very slowly and season with salt and cayenne.
  4. Cook sauce on low until smooth and boiling, stirring occasionally with a whisk(I used a wooden spoon).
  5. Reduce heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.
  6. Place half of the sliced potatoes in the baking dish. Pour half of the cheese sauce over the potatoes. Repeat with the second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese on top and add some paprika for color.
  8. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350 or until the potatoes are tender.

Grilling out is a summer tradition and one of the best things to grill out is Ribs. With my ribs, I wanted a little different side item than what I usually serve so I made scalloped potatoes for the first time. This was an easy recipe that can be done relatively quickly with a little prep, also the ribs can just as easily be done in the oven, however, it would probably be best to try on a weekend to give yourself plenty of time.

I also served my green beans with it, and to get the recipe for that visit This meal was a big hit in my house and since the rub was just right for someone who does not like spicy food.

I got the recipe for the dry rub here and the scalloped potatoes here I do not have nutrition information on either of these.

Fire up your grill, call some good friends, and enjoy this wonderful meal! Summer is almost over so don’t wait.


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