Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs

Sweet-hot Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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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


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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

How to Make Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs


  • 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.

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Course/Dish: Pork, Ribs

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