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Ultimate BBQ Ribs

It isn't summer without spicy, smoky fall-off-the-bone ribs.
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If burgers and hot dogs make it a cookout, then grilled ribs make it a barbecue. Take your grilling to the next level with these smoky, crowd-pleasing rib recipes featuring fall-off-the-bone meat and flavorful rubs and sauces. 

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    Hickory-Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Apricot-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

    Tender baby backs get big flavor from a quartet of seasonings—a spice rub, a tangy mop that keeps the ribs moist on the grill, hickory wood smoke, and a sweet-tart glaze and dipping sauce.
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    Spanish Spareribs with Herb-Garlic Dipping Sauce

    This popular Spanish dish is simple but wonderful. Serve the ribs as a hearty appetizer with plenty of napkins or as a main course with sautéed greens and chickpeas.
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    Grilled Spareribs with Maple-Chipotle Glaze

    Restraint and patience are the keys to grilling ribs properly. Make sure to cover the grill so that the ribs' flavor is enhanced with a healthy waft of smoke.
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    Sweet Chili and Root Beer Baby Back Ribs

    A sticky, sweet, and spicy root beer glaze will make you go back for more again and again.
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    Fred's Finest Baby Back Ribs

    No offense to those chicken folks but here's the real "finger lickin' good" meal. These ribs are mouth-happy perfection.
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    Herb-Rubbed Pork Spareribs with Honey-Lemon Glaze

    You'll grill these tasty ribs in foil so they cook quickly in their own juice, and all the flavor is trapped inside the foil. Finishing the ribs with a simple glaze gives them extra flavor and crisp edges.
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    Apple-Bacon Barbecued Ribs

    The smoky-sweet-spicy flavor of this rub and sauce is a classic complement for pork ribs, the perfect celebratory meal for any barbecue.
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    Barbecue-Braised Country Spareribs with Beer and Mustard Glaze

    For this recipe, the German dark lager called bock beer is my top choice, but any dark lager works well. Serve with boiled new potatoes or potato salad.
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    Hoisin Barbecued Ribs

    You'll get darker ribs with this Asian-inspired rub and sauce combo, but the taste is just right, not overpowering.
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    Japanese-Style Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

    This is a Japanese version of the grilling classic from the American South, which we promise will be just as bone-sucking good as the ribs you'll find in a Memphis pit barbecue.
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    Beef Short Ribs in Ancho Molasses Sauce

    The key to this recipe is to start the ribs in a pan; turning them in the melted tallow fat will crisp them up. Let them get well-done before you add the hot braising liquid.
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    Kansas City Style Barbecued Ribs

    Kansas City's great barbecue tradition comes home in these slow-smoked spareribs doused in homemade BBQ sauce.
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    Memphis-Style Ribs

    Don't have a grill? Slow roasting in the oven yields a rib that's just as tender and succulent. Rub the ribs with a zesty spice blend, and you'll swear they came from a backyard BBQ pit.
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    Margarita-Glazed Baby Back Rib

    Tequila and fresh citrus are a great combo in margaritas as well as pork ribs. The tequila's bite and the acidic orange and lime juices cut through the rich, fatty meat. In this recipe, the marinade is used for a glaze as well as a dipping sauce for the ribs.
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