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Back Ribs with Sweet Savoury Sauce

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 8
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Want the secret to tender and juicy ribs? These ribs are gently simmered then grilled, producing tender meat that falls from the bone.
Created Jun 5, 2013
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  • 1 cup (250 mL) chili sauce
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) grape jelly
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) plus 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 4 1/2 lb (2.25 kg) pork loin back ribs
  • 3 cups (750 mL) water


  • 1
    To make sauce, in 1-quart saucepan, heat chili sauce, jelly, wine and mustard over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until jelly is melted.
  • 2
    Heat coals or gas grill for indirect heat. Cut ribs into serving pieces. Place ribs in 4-quart Dutch oven; add water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 5 minutes; drain.
  • 3
    Cover and grill pork over medium coals 15 to 20 minutes, brushing with sauce every 3 minutes, until pork is no longer pink and meat begins to pull away from bones.
  • 4
    Heat any remaining sauce to boiling, stirring constantly; boil and stir 1 minute. Serve sauce with ribs.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Success : Follow these steps when grilling over indirect heat. Before heating a charcoal grill, place a drip pan directly under the grilling area, and arrange coals around the edge of the firebox. Grill food over the drip pan. If you have a gas grill, place the food over the unheated side.
  • Tip 2
    Oven Directions: Want to stay inside? Bake these ribs instead. Omit the water and simmering step. Place ribs on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake uncovered at 325ºF for 1 1/2 hours; brush with sauce. Bake uncovered about 45 minutes longer, brushing frequently with sauce, until tender. Heat any remaining sauce as directed in step 4.

Nutrition Information

585 Calories, 37g Total Fat, 36g Protein, 28g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 Servings
Total Fat
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% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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