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Best Ever Baby Back Ribs with BBQ Sauce
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Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup ketchup

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


1 (3-pound) rack baby back pork ribs

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until softened.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in all remaining sauce ingredients; continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into mini-food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or blender container; process until smooth.

  4. STEP 4

    Bring water to full boil in 6-quart saucepan; add ribs. Cook over medium-high heat 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 195°F and ribs are fork tender.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat one side of gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white. Place coals to one side in charcoal grill. Make aluminum foil drip pan; place opposite coals.

  6. STEP 6

    Place ribs onto grill over drip pan; brush with sauce. Grill with lid closed, brushing with sauce and turning occasionally, 25-30 minutes or until ribs are fork tender.

Oven Directions

Heat oven to 300°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Place ribs onto prepared pan; brush with sauce. Bake, brushing with sauce every 30 minutes, 2-2 1/2 hours or until internal temperature reaches at least 145°F and ribs are fork tender.

Try one of these global twists on traditional BBQ sauce.

Mango BBQ Sauce

Add 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño pepper along with the onion. Stir 1/2 cup chopped mango, 1 tablespoon honey and 2 teaspoons lemon juice in with remaining ingredients.

Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Stir 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce in with remaining ingredients.

Soy Ginger BBQ Sauce

Reduce Worcestershire sauce to 1 tablespoon. Omit salt. Stir 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot in with remaining ingredients.

Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Reduce Worcestershire sauce to 2 tablespoons. Omit white vinegar. Stir 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard in with remaining ingredients.  

Tip #1

Boiling the ribs until they reach 195°F helps break down the tough collagen in the meat and makes it tender, a process that would take several hours on the grill without boiling the ribs first. They then only need to be grilled a short time, greatly speeding up the process.

Tip #2

Ribs can be prepared up to 8 hours before grilling. Cover; refrigerate until grilling time. Grilling or baking time may be slightly longer for refrigerated ribs.

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