Sweet and Savory Ribs
By starting these Grilled Sticky Ribs in the oven before finishing them off on the grill with a sweet chili glaze, home cooks can help make summer festivities stand out without spending hours at the grill or smoker. The Asian-inspired finish of the glaze gives guests a unique taste to savor while soaking in the summer sun. Visit verybestbaking.com for more recipes from Nestlé.
Grilled Sticky Ribs
Recipe courtesy of Nestlé Prep time: 20 minutes Total time: 3 hours, 35 minutes Servings: 5-6
2 racks (about 4 pounds) baby back ribs garlic salt ground black pepper 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce 1/2 cup Apple Nestlé Juicy Juice 100% Juice 1 tablespoon rice wine (mirin)
Heat oven to 300 F. Using knife, remove membrane from bone side of ribs. Pat ribs dry with paper towel; season both sides liberally with garlic salt and pepper. Place ribs in large roasting pan, overlapping as needed. Add water to pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake about 3 hours, or until meat is tender but not quite falling off bones.
In small saucepan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, 2-3 minutes, or until soft. Stir in garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute. Stir in sweet chili sauce, apple juice and rice wine. Reduce heat to low; cook 8 minutes, or until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup. Heat grill to medium heat. Brush glaze over tops of ribs. Grill 4-5 minutes, or until sauce caramelizes. Serve with remaining glaze.