Sweet-Tea Ribs with Lemony Potato Salad

If you’re looking for a new and exciting recipe to impress your friends and family, look no further than these Sweet-Tea Ribs with a twist of Lemony Potato Salad. This delicious BBQ recipe is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Sweet-Tea Ribs? That sounds like something a Southerner came up with during a heat stroke.” Well, you’re not wrong. But trust me, these ribs are finger-lickin’ good and will have you going back for seconds (or thirds, we don’t judge here). And let’s not forget about that zesty potato salad that’ll certain spice up everything.


·       Six bags black tea (any type can do)

·       1/4 cup plus two tablespoons packed light brown sugar

·       Freshly ground pepper and Kosher salt

·       One orange

·       Two racks baby back ribs (roughly 2 pounds)

·       Two pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks

·       Half cup mayonnaise

·       One tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

·       One lemon


1.       Start by brewing the tea. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the 6 tea bags. Let the tea steep for 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags and add 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Allow the tea to cool.

2.       While the tea is cooling, prepare the ribs. Season both sides of the ribs with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Cut the orange in half and squeeze the juice over the ribs. Place the ribs in a large plastic bag and pour in the cooled tea. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

3.       Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the ribs from the marinade and grill for about 20-25 minutes per side, or until the meat is tender and falling off the bone.

4.       While the ribs are grilling, prepare the lemony potato salad. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add the potatoes. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

5.       In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, chopped parsley, and the juice of 1 lemon. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and toss to coat.

6.       Serve the ribs hot off the grill with the lemony potato salad on the side. Enjoy!

With a hint of sweetness from the tea and a tangy twist from the lemon, these ribs will have your taste buds singing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ (or wherever you call home). And don’t even get me started on that potato salad, it’s like a party in your mouth. With this recipe, you’ll certainly be the BBQ king or queen of the neighborhood.