sweet-hot baby back ribs

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By Debra JACKSON
from Palm Bay, FL

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6 -8
prep time 45 Min
cook time 3 Hr

Ingredients For sweet-hot baby back ribs

  • 2 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3
    slabs of baby back pork ribs (about 5 1/2 ib.
  • 3
    limes, halved
  • SWEET-HOT 'CUE SAUCE
  • 2 (10) oz
    bottles of sweet chili sauce
  • 2 c
    ketchup
  • 1/3 c
    firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried crushed red pepper flakes

How To Make sweet-hot baby back ribs

  • 1
    Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.
  • 2
    Rinse 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.)
  • 3
    Rub 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.
  • 4
    Light 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.
  • 5
    Grill, 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.
  • 6
    Lower 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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