Sweet and Smoky Baby Back Ribs

(4 servings)

INGREDIENTS

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup, plus 1/4 cup SUNNYD Smooth Orange, divided
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 3 1/2 pounds baby back ribs, cut into 3 or 4 serving-size pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large navel orange, unpeeled, cut into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat grill to medium (300°F to 350°F)

In a medium bowl combine 1/2 cup SUNNYD, plus barbecue sauce, marmalade and chipotles in adobo; set aside

Place ribs in a grill bag or in the center of 2 large sheets of heavy-duty foil

Top evenly with onion and orange wedges

In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup SUNNYD, 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce mixture and (if desired) liquid smoke; pour over ribs

Place bag or foil packet on grill. Grill, covered, 1 to 1 1/2 hours

Remove bag from grill (support foil packet with a baking sheet)

Carefully open and remove ribs. Discard onion mixture

Place ribs on grill; brush both sides with barbecue sauce mixture

Grill, covered, 20 minutes or until sauce is set and meat is very tender, basting and turning occasionally

ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD

Arrange the oven rack in the lower third of the oven, and preheat to 325°F

Line a large roasting pan or large rimmed baking sheet with foil

Place ribs in the center, top with onion and orange wedges.

Pour small bowl of barbecue sauce mixture over ribs

Cover the roasting pan or baking sheet tightly with foil and bake 1 ½ hours.

Remove foil cover and turn racks over so bone ends curve up, then baste ribs with the pan juices and spread generously with about 1 cup of barbecue sauce mixture

Continue to bake ribs, uncovered, for another 30 minutes

Turn racks over once more, then baste once again with pan juices and top generously with more sauce

Continue to bake ribs until tender when pierced with a paring knife, about 30 to 45 minutes more

For a crispy, slightly charred flavor, place ribs under the broiler

Preheat broiler, broil ribs, meaty sides up, 4 to 6 inches from heat, until browned, about 2 to 3 minutes