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Dinner Recipes

All-American Baby Back Ribs

Rubbed with sweet-smoky spice and slathered with apple-kissed barbecue sauce, these ribs cook up fall-off-the-bone tender and juicy.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

30 min.

Total Time:

2½ hrs + grill prep time


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup steak sauce
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 3 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 racks pork baby back ribs (5-6 lbs.)


  1. In pot, stir together ketchup, apple juice, steak sauce, ¼ cup brown sugar and 1½ tsp. smoked paprika. Over high heat, bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced slightly and thickened, about 15 min. Transfer to heatproof bowl. Let cool. Transfer ⅔  cup to small bowl; reserve.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare grill for medium-low indirect-heat cooking. Combine remaining 2 Tbs. brown sugar, 1½ tsp. smoked paprika and ¼ tsp. salt. Rub over both sides of ribs. Grill, covered, and flipping occasionally, until tender, about 2 hrs., brushing several times with reserved ⅔ cup sauce during last 20 min. of cooking time. Cut into sections. Serve ribs with remaining sauce.

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