Ribs are marinated in pineapple juice and spices overnight before being slowly cooked in the oven, then thrown on the grill and slathered with barbecue sauce at the last minute. The result is a tender baby back masterpiece.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 3 cups pineapple juice
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard powder
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 pounds baby back pork ribs
- 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
In a large baking dish, mix together the pineapple juice, brown sugar, mustard powder, ketchup, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and soy sauce. Season with cloves, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Cut ribs into serving size pieces, and place into the marinade. Cover, and refrigerate, turning occasionally, for 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (80 degrees C). Cook ribs in marinade for 1 1/2 hours, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking.
Preheat grill for medium heat.
Lightly oil grate. Grill ribs for 15 to 20 minutes, basting with barbecue sauce, and turning frequently until nicely glazed.