Sweet & Spicy Baby Back Ribs Recipe

2 hrs


Serves 4-6

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3 lbs racks baby back pork ribs
1 juice of lemon
0.5 cup lager-style beer
4 tbsp unsalted butter
8 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
1tbsp chipotle chili powder
1 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
2tbsp packed light brown sugar
0.33 cup rice vinegar 1/3 cup rice vinegar (not seasoned)



Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
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Put the ribs meat-side down on a cutting board.
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Insert a paring knife between the membrane and the bones on one end of each rack, then loosen the membrane and pull it off.
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Rub the ribs with the lemon juice and sprinkle evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
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Place the ribs bone-side down in a large roasting pan, then add the beer. Cover tightly with foil, transfer to the oven and roast until the meat pulls away from the bone, about 1 hour.
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Meanwhile, make the sauce: Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly golden, about 2 minutes.
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Add the chili powder and cook 1 minute. Stir in the chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thickened and reduced by half, about 40 minutes.
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Remove the ribs from the oven; increase the temperature to 400 degrees F. Uncover the pan; carefully pour out the cooking liquid.
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Stir 1/4 cup cooking liquid into the sauce, and then discard the rest of the liquid. Generously brush the ribs with the sauce. Return the pan to the oven and continue roasting, uncovered, until the ribs are golden brown and tender, about 35 minutes.
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Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and slice, then return to the roasting pan. Pour the remaining sauce on top and toss.
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*Nutrition info is a rough estimate based on the ingredients. Note that values may vary from case to case.
*As with all recipes, there is a number of ways you can get things done. If you believe that some of the instructions can be improved, or have a good alternative solution, feel free to leave a comment.

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