Barbecue ribs, coleslaw, and cornbread are a classic combination that never fails to satisfy. To prepare this delicious meal, start by marinating the ribs in a mixture of your favorite barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and spices. Let the ribs sit in the marinade for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to fully infuse.
Next, preheat your grill to medium-high heat and place the ribs on the grill. Cook for about 20-30 minutes on each side, or until the meat is tender and cooked through. Baste the ribs with additional barbecue sauce during the last 10 minutes of cooking for an extra layer of flavor.
While the ribs are cooking, prepare the coleslaw by mixing shredded cabbage, carrots, and a creamy dressing. Season with salt, pepper, and a touch of vinegar for a tangy kick.
For the cornbread, mix together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and melted butter. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, then pour the batter into a greased baking dish and bake in the oven until golden brown.
Once everything is ready, serve the barbecue ribs with a generous helping of coleslaw and a slice of warm cornbread. The combination of smoky, tender ribs, crisp and creamy coleslaw, and sweet, crumbly cornbread is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Enjoy!