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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. If necessary, remove thin membrane from ribs and discard. Combine broth, soy sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, vinegar, olive oil and garlic. Place ribs in a shallow baking dish; pour two-thirds of the marinade over ribs. Turn to coat; refrigerate overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from ribs. Combine remaining sugar, salt and seasonings; rub over both sides of ribs.
  • 3. Grill ribs, covered, on an oiled rack over indirect medium heat for 30 minutes on each side.
  • 4. Baste with reserved marinade, or if desired, barbecue sauce. Move ribs to direct medium heat and cook 20-40 minutes longer or until 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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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"When my youngest grandson wanted ribs for his birthday, I tried these. Everyone loved them. A big key is to not get the heat too high. You need a lower temperature to get them nice and tender without charring them. This rib recipe is going to be seen again and again this summer grilling season."

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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