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Best Pork Baby Back Ribs Recipes

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Try our pork baby back ribs recipes for sweet baby back pork ribs with honey and sweet n sour pork baby back ribs with onions and garlic. Try one and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

Sweet Baby Back Pork Ribs Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 3)

  • 3 pounds pork back ribs
  • Remove membrane, cut-off excess fat, trim the end points, and cut into serving size pieces.
  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 handful apple wood chips (optional)

  • Grilling Instructions for
    Sweet Pork Baby Back Ribs Recipe

    1. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, honey, and salt.

    2. Put the ribs and marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Squeeze out all the air, turn to coat, and refrigerate at least 2 hours (up to 12 hours, longer = more flavor & tenderness).

    3. Preheat the grill as follows:

    Indirect, medium-heat
    (325 - 350 degrees F)
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed anywhere inside grill

    Indirect heat, medium ash, grate should be on medium setting
    Split charcoal bed (about 24 coals per side)
    20 replacement coals (pre-burn in charcoal burner before using)
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed between the banks of coals

    Indirect heat, medium ash, 3 inches deep, grate should be 4 inches above the fire
    Heavy-duty drip pan placed anywhere inside grill

    4. Clean and liberally oil your preheated grill.

    5. Remove the ribs from the bag, shake off the excess marinade, and pour leftover marinade into a saucepan for use later on.

    6. Barbeque the ribs over direct heat, uncovered, for about 2 - 3 minutes per side. This will sear the ribs to seal in flavor and moisture. Then move the pork baby back ribs to indirect heat and pile them up on top of each other. Fill drip pan with liquid (beer, water, apple juice, etc.). This will add moisture to your baby back pork ribs during the grilling process.

    Grilling Tip:
    Temperature is extremely important when it comes to grilling ribs on the barbeque. Don't guess, use a thermometer. You want to keep the temperature as constant as possible, between 325 - 350 degrees F.

    You can maintain the right temperature by checking your grill thermometer frequently, adding charcoal as necessary, and adjusting the grill vents accordingly: opening them up will increase cooking temperature while closing them decreases it.

    When adding coal, NEVER use unburned coal! Always pre-burn them first in a charcoal chimney.

    7. If you're using wood chips in this pork baby back ribs recipe, add them now, and continue grilling ribs, covered, for about 1 hour. They are done when and instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the ribs registers about 155 degrees F.

    8. Meanwhile, bring the marinade in the saucepan to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened (about 30 minutes).

    9. During the last 10 minutes of grilling, place baby back pork ribs over direct heat and brush all sides with the reduced marinade. Turn and brush ribs frequently to caramelize sauce and add some charring to the rib-edges.

    We recommend serving these tasty beef baby back ribs with one of our delicious grilled potatoes recipes.

    Sweet N Sour
    Pork Baby Back Ribs Recipe

    Ingredients (Serves 4 - 6)
    Time: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

  • 2 (2 pound) baby back pork rib slabs

  • Salt and coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground red chile powder

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring (optional)

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 tablespoon ground red chile powder

  • Instructions for Sweet N Sour
    Pork Baby Back Ribs Recipe

    1. Preheat oven to 300 degree F (150 degrees C).

    Grilling Tip:
    The secret to these perfectly grilled BBQ baby back pork ribs is to bake them FIRST.

    2. Divide each full baby back rack of pork ribs in half ( = 4 half racks). Rub salt, a generous amount of pepper, and 1 tablespoon chili powder over ribs. Wrap each half rack in aluminum foil and bake for 2 1/2 hours.

    3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute the onions with the vegetable oil for 5 minutes. Whisk in the remaining ingredients. Bring your homemade barbecue pork rib sauce to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer on lowest setting possible, uncovered, until sauce thickens (this can take up to 2 hours). Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

    4. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat (500 degrees F). The grill is ready when you can hold the open palm of your hand 1 - 2 inches above the grill grate for only 1 - 2 seconds before pulling away.

    5. Remove the ribs from the oven and allow to rest 10 minutes. Remove the foil and place ribs on the grill. Barbeque pork baby back ribs for 3 to 4 minutes per side while brushing everything with the bbq sauce. Remove from grill. Then brush grilled pork baby back ribs with remaining homemade barbecue sauce just before serving.

    Note: There is more than one way to barbecue pork baby back ribs. We can show you how to barbeque pork ribs the "low and slow" way for rich, deep-flavor or quick and easy in just one hour. To find out ALL to bbq baby back pork ribs, click here.

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