Sweet-hot Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs



I come from a large family of seven. My family's very close, and close by, here in Florida. We love to get together at our parents for cook-outs. I found this recipe in Southern Living, and I've been making these ribs ever since.

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6 -8
45 Min
3 Hr


2 Tbsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
dried crushed red pepper flakes
slabs of baby back pork ribs (about 5 1/2 ib.
limes, halved


2 (10) oz
bottles of sweet chili sauce
2 c
1/3 c
firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
dried crushed red pepper flakes


1Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.
2Rinse and pat ribs dry. If desired, remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with knife and then pulling into it with a knife and then pulling it off. (This will make ribs more tender.)
3Rub ribs with cut sides of limes, squeezing as you rub. Massage ginger mixture into meat, covering all sides. Wrap ribs tightly with plastic wrap,and place in zip-top plastic freezer bags or a 13-x9-inch baking dish; seal or cover, and chill 8 hours. Let ribs stand at room temperature 30 minutes before grilling. Remove plastic wrap.
4Light 1 side of grill, heating to medium-high heat (35-400 degrees) leave other side unlit. Place rib slabs over unlit side, stacking 1 on top of the other.
5Grill, covered with grill lid, 40- minutes. Re position rib slabs, moving bottom slab to the top, and grill 40 minutes. Reposition 1 more time, moving bottom slab to the top;grill 40 min.
6Lower grill temp. to med. heat(300-350degrees); unstack rib slabs, and place side by side over unlit side of grill. Cook ribs 30 more minutes, basting with half of Sweet-Hot 'Cue Sauce Remove ribs from grill, and let stand 10-min. Cut ribs, slicing between bones. Serve ribs with remaining sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Ribs