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Marinated Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Marinated Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Iola Engle of Bella Vista, Arkansas first marinates racks of ribs, then adds a zesty rub before grilling them. They turn out moist and flavorful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 racks baby-rack ribs (about 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Barbecue sauce, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the broth, soy sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, vinegar, olive oil and garlic. Pour two-thirds of the marinade into a 2-gal. resealable plastic bag; add ribs. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from ribs. In a small bowl, combine the remaining sugar, salt and seasonings; rub over both sides of ribs.
  • 3. Grill ribs, covered, on an oiled rack over medium heat for 20 minutes on each side.
  • 4. Baste with reserved marinade, or if desired, barbecue sauce. Cook 20-40 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160° and pork is tender, turning and basting occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 647 calories, 41 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 2,345 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Reviews for Marinated Baby Back Ribs

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"This did not work for us. The marinade burned the meat. Needs to be grilled over indirect heat."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Love this"

Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"We love this recipe and often make it for company."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"This recipe is a favorite of mine for company. Can't stop eating once you get started"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2008 Edited Aug. 4, 2015

"We made these ribs last weekend and are making them again this weekend, they are delicious!!"

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