July 16, 2011

Southwestern Style Baby Back Ribs

prep: 15 mins. Cook: 2 hrs. 30 mins. Serves: 6

2 lemons
2 C ketchup
2 tbsp. molasses
2 tsp. ground chipotle chili pepper
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
3 lbs. baby back ribs
1 C. thinly sliced onion
2 cloves garlic, sliced
3 C. ginger ale
1 tsp. cumin

       Preheat oven to 350F*. Juice one lemon and slice the other. Combine lemon juice, ketchup, molasses, chipotle pepper, cumin, and oregano.
      Measure out 1/2 cup of the sauce mixture and brush ribs all over. Place in roasting pan.
 Scatter lemon slices over ribs. Sprinkle with onion and garlic, Add ginger ale and cover tightly.
     Place in oven and cook for 1-1/2  hrs. or until very tender.
 Cool ribs in liquid, about 25 mins.
 Preheat grill to medium-high and grease lightly.
  Remove ribs from cooking liquid ( discard liquid, lemons, and onion).
Place ribs on grill. Cook turning and basting often with remaining sauce,
8 to 10 mins. or until well glazed.

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