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Friday, April 13, 2007

Root Beer Baby Back Ribs

I just made this recipe for the first time. I found it ages ago on the internet, and its been sitting in my recipe file waiting to be 'tested'. It was very tasty. In the summer we BBQ our ribs on the charcoal grill, and that is still our favorite way to eat them, but this is pretty good for an "indoor" rib recipe. The root beer in the sauce is really a nice touch. I served these with smashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. I will post the recipe for the yummy delicious potatoes tomorrow (that's my hook so you will come back....)

Root Beer Baby Back Ribs

1 or 2 racks of baby back ribs
1 1/2 cups root beer
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tbsp molasses
3 tbsp worchestershire sauce
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tbsp onion, minced
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp ginger
few drops hot sauce
2 tbsp cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix root beer, orange juice, ketchup, molasses, worchestershire sauce, onion, paprika, ginger and hot sauce in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in 2 tbsp cornstarch and bring to a boil. Simmer a few minutes until thickened slightly.

2. Remove fatty membrane from underside of ribs and season with salt and pepper.

3. Place ribs in crockpot (you may have to cut each rack in half so they will fit) and cover with sauce. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Move ribs around every hour or so, so they all have a turn being submerged in the sauce.