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Cherry-Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe

Cherry-Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 301 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 255 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 27 g protein.