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Saucy Grilled Baby Back Ribs

 Saucy Grilled Baby Back Ribs
Don't worry about the beer in the sauce—it's just root beer, which is a subtle undertone to the yummy sauce. —Terri Kandell, Addison, Michigan
8 ServingsPrep: 2 hours Grill: 15 min.


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup root beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs


  • In a large saucepan, combine first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until slightly
  • thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325°. Set aside 3 cups of sauce for
  • basting and serving.
  • Brush remaining sauce over ribs. Place bone side down on a rack in a
  • large shallow roasting pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake 1-1/2
  • to 2 hours or until tender.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs,rub
  • on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill ribs, covered, over medium heat
  • 15-25 minutes or until browned, turning and brushing occasionally
  • with some of the reserved sauce. Cut into serving-size pieces; serve

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Saucy Grilled Baby Back Ribs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • with sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 603 calories, 31 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 1,046 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 25 g protein.