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Cherry-Barbecue Pork Ribs

 Cherry-Barbecue Pork Ribs
This goof-proof recipe for lip-smacking ribs features microwave ease and smoky grilled flavor. You’ll love the jazzed-up barbecue sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.


  • 4 pounds bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup cherry preserves
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


  • Place the ribs in a 3-qt. microwave-safe dish. In a small bowl,
  • combine the orange juice, Liquid Smoke if desired, garlic powder and
  • pepper; pour over ribs. Cover and microwave on high for 15-20
  • minutes or until meat is tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the barbecue sauce, preserves
  • and molasses. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 2
  • minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain ribs. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using
  • long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill ribs,
  • covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until browned, basting
  • with sauce and turning occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 301 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 255 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein.