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All-American Pork Baby Back Ribs

All-American Pork Baby Back RibsIf you don't have a favorite homemade sauce, 'doctor' up purchased sauce with flavorful ingredients like chili powder, soy sauce, fresh gingerroot, honey and hot mustard.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pounds pork back ribs
Your favorite barbecue sauce (purchased or homemade)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Season ribs with salt and pepper.
  2. Place ribs on a medium-hot grill over indirect heat; close grill hood and grill until ribs are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (add more charcoal briquettes to fire, if necessary, to maintain grill temperature of about 325 to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Finish by turning and basting ribs with barbecue sauce for the last 15 minutes.
  4. Serve ribs directly from the grill or, for extra tender ribs remove from grill, wrap in heavy aluminum foil. Place foil-wrapped ribs in brown paper bags, close bags and let ribs rest for up to an hour.
  5. Unwrap ribs, cut into serving pieces and serve with extra barbecue sauce.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 860 calories Protein 53 grams Fat 64 grams Sodium 1230 milligrams Cholesterol 245 milligrams Saturated Fat 23 grams Carbohydrates 16 grams Fiber 2 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.