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Ribs with a Kick

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Grill: 2 hours 5 min.

Makes

5-6 servings

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

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

  1. 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. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the salt, onion salt, garlic salt and pepper; sprinkle over ribs.
  3. Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1-3/4 hours or until tender.
  4. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Heinz Hot & Spicy Kick'rs ketchup.

Nutrition Facts

1 pound: 889 calories, 55g fat (21g saturated fat), 214mg cholesterol, 1524mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 2g fiber), 43g protein.

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