BBQ Ribs

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  • Yield: 5 servings


Rub and Ribs:
2tablespoons hot chili powder
1tablespoon sweet paprika
1tablespoon ground cumin
1teaspoon salt
3/4teaspoon ground black pepper
4pounds baby back pork ribs
1 (12-ounce) bottle root beer
1 (18-ounce) jar barbecue sauce
1/2cup water
2tablespoons brown sugar
1tablespoon espresso powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. To make the rub, combine first 5 ingredients. Rub spice mixture over ribs. Place ribs in roasting pan or Dutch oven.
  3. Pour root beer into bottom of pan (not over the ribs). Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake ribs for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until tender and browned.
  4. To make the sauce, stir barbecue sauce, water, brown sugar and espresso powder in a heavy saucepan. Cook 10 minutes.
  5. Heat grill to medium heat. Brush ribs with sauce. Grill ribs until heated through, about 5 minutes per side.  Serve ribs with remaining sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Double Brook Farm, Hopewell, N.J.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 610
  • Fat 40g
  • Cholesterol 150mg
  • Sodium 1010mg
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 42g