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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
bake:
3 hrs 45 mins
total:
3 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pat ribs dry with paper towels. Combine paprika, 1 tbsp of the onion powder, the salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub onto both sides of ribs. Place meaty side up on a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Heat oven to 300° F. Transfer foil-wrapped ribs directly to oven and bake at 300° for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until fork-tender.

  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small pot over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes or until softened. Stir in ketchup, honey, molasses, Worcestershire, vinegar, mustard and remaining 1 tsp onion powder. Simmer 15 minutes until sauce thickens. Cover and set aside (see Note).

  • Remove ribs from oven. Increase temperature to 400° F.
    Remove foil and brush ribs with 1 cup of the sauce. Return to oven, uncovered, and bake at 400° for 10 to 15 minutes until sauce is bubbly.

  • Slice ribs and serve with remaining sauce alongside.

Tips

Sauce can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Yield is approximately 1 2/3 cups.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; fat 20g; cholesterol 69mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 8g; protein 14g; sodium 343mg.
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