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Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Smothered in a savory sauce, baby back ribs will spice up your backyard barbecue.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 pounds baby back ribs

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan, then add onion, celery and garlic. Sauté about 5 minutes, until tender. Add all remaining sauce ingredients, stirring and simmering for about 10 minutes. Put sauce in food processor and whirl until smooth. Allow sauce to cool slightly. Bring a pot of water to a boil; simmer ribs, covered, for about 20 minutes. Drain ribs and dry withpaper towels; baste generously with sauce. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes on one side. Turn ribs and baste again. Grill for 6 minutes longer and serve with extra sauce.
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