Taste the Best of Summer and Fall with Grilled Ribs Thanksgiving Style!

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Are you ready for fall? If you’re like me, all the sounds and smells of a new season bring lots of excitement – and recipes! Grilling is seemingly synonymous with summer. But today I’m sharing how we used our grill to enjoy the best of my two favorite seasons with some grilled ribs Thanksgiving style!

All you need is some delicious meat, like Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs, and a few holiday favorites to welcome fall and fill your belly. I shopped for my ingredients at Food Lion and found everything I needed! These tasty ribs aren’t frozen so be sure to find them in the refrigerated section of the store (mine is in the back).

My family loved the combination of grilling with a bit of fall flair. We had a great summer but I think we’re all ready to welcome a new season.

Smithfield Package with Veggies

Grilled Ribs Thanksgiving Style

I love grilling because my husband and I divide and conquer. While he was grilling our Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs along with some green beans and garlic, I made homemade stuffing and two-ingredient pumpkin spice muffins in the kitchen.

The result? One big happy family. Everyone loved this simple and delicious meal and even asked for seconds!

Grilled Ribs Thanksgiving Style

The other big hit for our pumpkin-loving family were was this two ingredient pumpkin spice muffin recipe (if you can call it that). All you need is a box of spice cake mix and one can of pumpkin and before you know it, you’ll have a dozen delicious muffins!

(Unless you drop half of them like I did…but I digress)

Seriously though, just mix the two ingredients together, pour in a muffin pan and cook for 20 minutes (or until done) on 350. So good!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

While the meat was cooking, I wrapped up one of my favorite sides in foil. I love grilling green beans with big chunks of fresh garlic and butter. It’s simple yet so delicious! Of course you can swap out just about any vegetable for your favorite taste of fall.

Then, pop that little veggie packet on the grill for the last 10-15 minutes of grilling for great results!

Green Bean Packet

Green Bean Packet closed

Finally, for a little extra Thanksgiving flair, I made my family recipe for homemade stuffing (a box mix would also work if you need to save time). It was a great way to balance out the sweetness of the muffins.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure how stuffing would compliment the Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs, but I have to say it was a delicious combination of flavors!


Once it was time to feast, we couldn’t wait to dig in. Because you’ll want to give your Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs plenty of time to cook, this would make an awesome Labor Day or weekend meal. And if you have a cool weather day, even better!

Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs Cooking Instructions

Grilled Ribs

Grilled Ribs Thanksgiving Style

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Easy seasoned spare ribs can be grilled and served with your favorite Thanksgiving sides for a taste of fall any time of year.
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pkg Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs
  • Dry Rub or favorite spices, I used a brown sugar and bourbon mix and it was great


  • Heat oven to 350°F
  • Prepare Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs as directed on packaging
  • Spread dry rub on both sides
  • Roast in the oven for 1-2 hours
  • Cook on the grill for another 20 minutes to an hour as needed
  • Internal temperature should read 190 degrees


Serve with stuffing, green beans, muffins or your favorite sides. 
Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 628kcal, Protein: 35g, Fat: 53g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 19g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 181mg, Sodium: 184mg, Potassium: 549mg, Calcium: 34mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Before you shop for your Labor Day treats, make sure you grab a $1.00 off coupon on Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs to use at Food Lion.

What are your Labor Day plans? Will you be grilling?

Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs are available at Food Lion. Check out all of the Smithfield products on their website and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more great recipes!

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Welcome fall with these delicious Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Spareribs grilled Thanksgiving style! The pumpkin muffins are just a bonus.

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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