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Ribs with a Kick

 Ribs with a Kick
The meat just falls off the bones of these slowly grilled spareribs. My mom created the delicious sauce, tweaking it until it suited my dad's taste to a T. I have to agree with him that these ribs are the best I've ever had.—Desiree Whittaker, Rathdrum, Idaho
5-6 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Grill: 2 hours 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup spicy ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 to 6 pounds pork baby back ribs

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Add garlic,
  • cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the brown sugar, water, ketchup,
  • vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Liquid Smoke if desired, mustard,
  • chili powder, paprika and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer for 10-12 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

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Ribs with a Kick (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Remove from the heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, onion salt, garlic salt and
  • pepper; sprinkle over ribs.
  • Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1-3/4 hours or
  • until tender.
  • Set aside 1 cup barbecue sauce for serving. Brush some of the
  • remaining sauce over ribs; cook 20 minutes longer, turning ribs
  • occasionally and basting with sauce. Serve with reserved sauce.
  • Yield: 5-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Heinz Hot & Spicy Kick'rs ketchup.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 pound) equals 889 calories, 55 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 214 mg cholesterol, 1,524 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 43 g protein.