Sweet and Sticky Applesauce Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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Sweet and Sticky Applesauce Baby Back Ribs
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  1. This recipe is only for those who can appreciate a sticky rib! The applesauce is a sweet surprise that creates a thick sauce that's finger lickin' good.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium.
  3. Combine the brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, red pepper, mustard and salt in small bowl. Mix until well blended. Put each rib rack onto a large piece of heavy duty foil. Rub the seasoning mixture evenly onto both rib racks. Fold up the sides of the foil, and pour 1/4 cup of apple juice into each rib foil packet. Close the foil package, leaving room at the top for heat circulation. Grill the packets for 1 hour on medium heat.
  4. Meanwhile, combine 1/4 cup apple juice, the barbeque sauce, applesauce, cider vinegar, cinnamon and ginger in small bowl until well blended.
  5. Remove the ribs from the foil packet. Return them to the grill and brush them with the barbecue sauce mixture until well coated and caramelized.
  6. Remove the racks from the grill to a cutting board and cut into 2-rib sections. Arrange the ribs on a serving platter and serve. Enjoy!
  7. Cook's Notes: I use the shortcut of bottled barbecue sauce.
  8. Apple juice adds to the apple flavor of the rib sauce. It also creates steam inside the foil pack so the ribs don't dry out. If you don't have apple juice you can use orange or pineapple juice, stock/broth or just plain old water.
  9. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 822.17 Kcal (3442 kJ)
Calories from fat 253.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.18g 43%
Cholesterol 335.59mg 112%
Sodium 1590.78mg 66%
Potassium 1810.17mg 39%
Total Carbs 45.31g 15%
Sugars 29.24g 117%
Dietary Fiber 1.92g 8%
Protein 96.36g 193%
Vitamin C 14.2mg 24%
Iron 5.7mg 32%
Calcium 131.6mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 135.51 Kcal (567 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.64g 43%
Cholesterol 55.31mg 112%
Sodium 262.18mg 66%
Potassium 298.34mg 39%
Total Carbs 7.47g 15%
Sugars 4.82g 117%
Dietary Fiber 0.32g 8%
Protein 15.88g 193%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 24%
Iron 0.9mg 32%
Calcium 21.7mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.4
  • 21

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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