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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: 647 calories, 41g fat (13g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 2345mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.

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xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 230568
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

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

Uqaq User ID: 4935502 68419
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"Love this"

emjaeger User ID: 3720117 139381
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

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

mmartiam User ID: 1411306 58071
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

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

kimsue_MI User ID: 59662 92430
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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