These quick and simple grilled mesquite ribs will taste like you slow-cooked them for hours!

“Hoot-n-Holler” Baby Back Pork Ribs

Prep: 45 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Serves: 6-8

  • 1 cup Our Family® barbecue sauce
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) mesquite-flavored marinade
  • 1 medium Open Acres® onion, peeled
  • ½ cup Our Family® brown sugar
  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs (around 1-½ pounds per rack)
  • 3 bay leaves
  1. In a large stockpot, place both racks of ribs; add enough water to cover ribs. Add marinade, bay leaves and onion. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. (This will create foam on top.)
  2. Reduce to medium-low heat; simmer 45 minutes or until ribs are just tender. Remove ribs from cooking liquid; drain on rimmed baking sheet. Heat grill to medium heat (about 350° F.)
  3. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, stir together the barbecue sauce and brown sugar. Brush over both sides of ribs.
  4. Place ribs on grill, bone side down, close lid. Grill for 7 minutes, turn and grill 7 minutes more.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
577 Calories, 41g Fat (15g Saturated), 137mg Cholesterol, 1037mg Sodium, 22g Carbohydrates, 28g Protein

Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Pork Board,

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