Sunday, July 3, 2011

Molasses-Glazed Ribs

Every weekend in June we were at a baseball tournament  I slept in a different hotel in a different city each weekend.  I am not sick of baseball but I am sick of eating out.  Last weekend the tournament was in our home city.  Before the 8 am game on Sunday morning, I started marinating pork ribs so we could have a home-cooked meal for supper.  This is a recipe from Taste Of Home and is called Molasses-Glazed Baby Back Ribs.  It is finger-licking good!

4 1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs
Place ribs in a large, resealable plastic bag and add 1 liter cola (I used Diet Dr. Pepper).  Seal bag and turn to coat.  Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
 Drain and discard cola.  Pat ribs dry with paper towels. Combine:
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1/4 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. oregano
1/4 t. onion powder
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
and rub over ribs.
Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan.  Place ribs over pan.  Grill, covered, over indirect heat for one hour, turning occasionally.
In a small bowl combine:
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
1 T. prepared mustard
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1/2 t. salt
And stir together.
Side note:  this is the secret ingredient in the recipe.  Kidlet Two, the chef, was home for this meal.  As he was eating the ribs he could identify all of the ingredients in the sauce except for the molasses!
Brush the sauce over the ribs and grill an additional 10-20 minutes longer, or until meat is tender.

Bring the plate of ribs to the table and get ready to enjoy!
Our meal was completed with a salad full of fresh mushrooms, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes.
I made two baguettes from the recipe for 5-Minute Bread (Artesan Bread) instead of having a potato with our meal. 
This is what was left on the table after our meal.
Give this amazing recipe a try!  

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