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Try This Wonderful Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Closeup of barbecued pork ribs on a plate

Try This Wonderful Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs Recipe

Barbecues are a great time for all. They're a highlight of every family's summer, a time to get together and enjoy great people and great food. Having a few good barbecue recipes to turn to when it's your turn to host is the key to having a successful gathering each and every time.

These sweet and sour baby back ribs are unique enough to turn guests' heads, but classic enough to fit into any barbecue plans. Baby back ribs are among the most popular selections for a barbecue, so having a recipe for them on hand is essential. The prep for this recipe is very simple, meaning the time from counter to grill is minimal.

We recommend using a charcoal grill for this recipe, but it can be made on a gas grill. Adjust the cook time as needed. Remember to monitor your baby back ribs to ensure they don't overcook. At the same time, don't constantly open the lid to check on them! The lid is there to allow the heat to apply evenly to the meat.

If you're serving this recipe for just your family, get together some potato salad and macaroni salad for sides. If you're serving this as the main star of a larger event, have each guest bring their own side dish. This method will allow everyone to participate, and will make it easier on you in the kitchen.

Sweet and Sour Barbecued Baby Back Ribs


1 1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
6 pounds baby back ribs


Mix together the ketchup, water, honey, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, onion, salt, and pepper.

Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Prepare a charcoal grill, and cook ribs over medium-hot coals, turning occasionally. Brush ribs with sauce after each turn.

Cook ribs until desired doneness.

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