Friday, July 29, 2011

Cherry-Barbecue Pork Ribs

I got this recipe from the June/July 2011 Taste of Home Simple and Delicious. It does call for pork ribs, but I had pork chops already in the freezer. Still tasted great. The only thing I did different was the first cooking process of the ribs.
My son devoured his pork tonight. A one point he had one had with a fork eating and the other hand holding onto the bowl with the barbecue sauce in it. I think that this will be great with chicken or fish too.

4 lbs bone in country style pork ribs (I used 6 pork chops)
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tsp. Liquid smoke, optional
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
2/3 cup barbecue sauce
1/3 cup cherry preserves
1 tbsp. molasses

Place the ribs in a 3-qt microwave safe dish. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, liquid smoke (if desired), garlic powder and pepper; pour over ribs. Cover and microwave on high for 15-20 mins or until meat is tender. (I skipped this part since the pork chops where thin)
Meanwhile in a small saucepan, combine the barbecue sauce, preserves and molasses. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered fro 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Drain ribs. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat th grill rack. Grill ribs, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 mins or until browned, basting with sauce and turning occasionally. Serves 8

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