Nothing beats good old down home Southern comfort food, especially in the dead of the winter. Add in the open fire cooking element and you have yourself a meal fit for great Southern royalty. In this perfect marriage of a country style ribs, great beer and some of the best mashed potatoes on this side of the Mississippi you’ll find some of the best flavor combinations understood by man. From sweet, to savory to just a hint of smoky-heat your taste buds will rejoice in full flavors of what Beer Braised Country Style Ribs have to offer!
Cracked Black Pepper
Dark Brown Sugar
Smoked Habanero Powder
New Belgium + Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale
Rice Wine Vinegar
Mashed Potato Ingredients:
Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese
Cracked Black Pepper
1. Remove the pork ribs from the refrigerator and allow to reach room temperature. This should take no more than 30 minutes.
2. As the ribs are reaching room temperature light one load of charcoal in a charcoal chimney.
3. As the charcoal is lighting prepare the dry rub for the country style ribs by mixing all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
4. Place the country ribs in a separate mixing bowl and generously apply the dry rub.
5. Once the country ribs are well rubbed add them to a cast iron Dutch oven along with one bottle of New Belgium + Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale, a cup of apple juice and a quarter of a cup of rice wine vinegar.
7. Using a cooking tripod place the cast iron Dutch oven over smoldering charcoal for about two and a half hours.
8. While the country style ribs are cooking begin preparing the mashed potatoes.
9. Peel and cut about 10 large Idaho potatoes into manageable portions and place them into near boiling water along with three tablespoons of sea salt.
10. Allow the potatoes to boil for about 45 minutes or until they are easy to mush.
11. Strain the water from the cooked potatoes and return them to the stock pot.
12. Add one stick of butter along with one block of Greek style cream cheese, three more tablespoons of sea salt and about 50 turns of fresh cracked black pepper.
13. Mash the potatoes until they are creamy and lump free. Add milk until the desired consistency is met.
14. Once the country style ribs are done cooking place them over top of a mound of the mashed potatoes and serve.