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The Best Baby Back Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 80 min.

Makes

6 servings

I first marinate each rack of ribs, then add a zesty rub before grilling them. They always turn out moist and flavorful. —Iola Egle, Bella Vista, Arkansas

Ingredients

  • 2 racks baby back ribs (about 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Barbecue sauce, optional

Directions

  1. If necessary, remove thin membrane from ribs and discard. Combine broth, soy sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, vinegar, olive oil and garlic. Place ribs in a shallow baking dish; pour two-thirds of the marinade over ribs. Turn to coat; refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain ribs, discarding marinade. Combine remaining sugar, salt and seasonings; rub over both sides of ribs.
  3. Grill ribs, covered, on an oiled rack over indirect medium heat for 30 minutes on each side.
  4. Baste with reserved marinade, or, if desired, barbecue sauce. Move ribs to direct medium heat and cook until pork is tender, turning and basting occasionally, 20-40 minutes longer.

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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 647 calories, 41g fat (13g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 2345mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.