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Jiffy Barbecued Ribs

Discover the secret to fall-off-the-bone, finger-lickin' ribs with this easy grilling recipe.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 3
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

3
to 4 lb pork spareribs, cut into serving-size pieces
1/4
cup water
1
cup barbecue sauce

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 11x7-inch (2-quart) microwavable dish, place ribs, overlapping slightly if necessary. Add water; cover with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 5 minutes.
  • 2 Rearrange ribs and rotate dish 1/2 turn; cover. Microwave on Medium (50%) 15 to 20 minutes, rearranging and turning ribs twice during microwaving, until ribs are no longer pink next to bones. Drain.
  • 3 When grill is heated, place ribs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 22 minutes, turning once and brushing with barbecue sauce several times during last 5 minutes of cooking time, until ribs are tender.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining barbecue sauce to rolling boil; boil 1 minute. Serve with ribs.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 11x7-inch (2-quart) microwavable dish, place ribs, overlapping slightly if necessary. Add water; cover with microwavable plastic wrap. Microwave on High 5 minutes.
  • 2 Rearrange ribs and rotate dish 1/2 turn; cover. Microwave on Medium (50%) 15 to 20 minutes, rearranging and turning ribs twice during microwaving, until ribs are no longer pink next to bones. Drain.
  • 3 When grill is heated, place ribs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 22 minutes, turning once and brushing with barbecue sauce several times during last 5 minutes of cooking time, until ribs are tender.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, heat remaining barbecue sauce to rolling boil; boil 1 minute. Serve with ribs.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Pork spareribs are at their tastiest when precooked with moisture as done here in the microwave. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces before cooking so they are easy to rearrange during microwaving--this ensures even cooking. The grill is used primarily to brown and flavor the meat.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.