Recipe Details

All-American Pork Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

4 pounds pork back ribs
barbecue sauce, (purchased or homemade)

Cooking Directions


Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place ribs on a medium-hot grill over indirect heat; close grill hood and grill until ribs are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (add more charcoal briquettes to fire, if necessary, to maintain grill temperature of about 325-350 degrees F.) Finish by turning and basting ribs with barbecue sauce for the last 15 minutes.
 
Serve ribs directly from the grill or, for extra tender ribs remove from grill, wrap in heavy aluminum foil. Place foil-wrapped ribs in brown paper bags, close bags and let ribs rest for up to an hour.

Unwrap ribs, cut into serving pieces and serve with extra barbecue sauce.

Serves 4.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with potato salad, corn on the cob, and baked beans.  Complete the meal with icy cold watermelon or homemade ice cream.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 290 calories
Protein: 31 grams
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 900 milligrams
Cholesterol: 65 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 27 grams
Fiber: 8 grams

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About the Cut: Back Ribs

Back ribs originate from the blade and center section of the pork loin, which is known for the “finger meat” between the bones.


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About the Cooking Method: Grilling

There are two ways to grill pork based on the size of the cut:

  • Direct heat, where food is placed directly over the heat source, is ideal for small cuts like kabobs, tenderloin, burgers and chops.
  • Indirect heat, where food is placed on the grill rack away from the coals or gas burners, is good for large cuts like loin roasts, ribs, shoulder and fresh ham.

COOKING BASICS:
Direct Heat

Arrange hot coals evenly on the fire grate of the grill or use all gas burners. Place pork directly above the heat source. Follow suggested cooking times, turning once during cooking.

Indirect Heat

Bank hot coals on both sides of the fire grate, on one side of the grill or in a ring around the perimeter. For gas grills, pre-heat and then turn off any burners directly below where the food will go. Place pork on the grill so it is not directly over any coals or gas burners and close grill hood. Follow suggested cooking times until pork is done. The heat circulates inside the grill, so turning the pork is not necessary.


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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

If you do plan on keeping the back ribs longer than 2 to 3 days before cooking, store them well-wrapped in the freezer.


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Butcher's Tips

Back ribs are also referred to as “baby” back ribs because they are smaller than spareribs. A rack typically weighs between 1 ½ and 1 ¾ pounds.


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Pork ribs
by Frankielove271@yahoo.com 07/19/2011
 i say this is a great food to eats

Great Ribs
by David 05/25/2011
 Excellant

Excellent
by Rena 03/31/2011
 tasty

pork ribs
by barbra 02/18/2010
it sounds great only until i try them