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Honey-Beer Braised Ribs

 Honey-Beer Braised Ribs
Braised in beer with a sweet honey finish, these tender, flavor-rich ribs will be the talk of the table. Serve them with baked potatoes, green beans and a salad for a memorable meal. —Terry Serena, McMurray, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep: 3-1/2 hours Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) dark beer or beef broth
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce

Directions

  • Combine the brown sugar, pepper and salt; rub over ribs. Place ribs
  • bone side down on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Drizzle
  • with honey. Combine beer and vinegar; pour around ribs. Spoon some
  • of the beer mixture over ribs.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Reduce heat
  • to 250°; bake 2 hours longer or until tender.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs,
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Drain ribs. Grill, covered, over medium
  • heat for 10-15 minutes or until browned, turning and basting
  • occasionally with barbecue sauce. Serve with remaining barbecue
  • sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 971 calories, 63 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 245 mg cholesterol, 1,208 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 52 g protein.