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Smoked Pomegranate Baby Back Ribs

@TheModernProper


Smoked Pomegranate Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

4 Hours

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Smoked pomegranate BBQ sauce on baby back ribs? Yeah, you read that right. The Modern Proper went into the lab to make some truly unique ribs. With a 24-hour brine and a smokin' sauce, you can't go wrong with this sticky sweet combo.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

      For the Brine: In a large stock pot bring 1 gallon of water along with onion, garlic, bay leaves, allspice berries, peppercorn, cinnamon sticks and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
    • 2

      Place ribs in pot making sure they are fully submerged in the brine, adding more water if necessary. Cover and allow ribs to soak in brine for 24 hours.
    • 3

      For the Pomegranate BBQ Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and allow to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat allow to cool slightly. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. BBQ sauce can be stored for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator.
    • 4

      For the Ribs: Remove ribs from brine and dry with a paper towel.
    • 5

      When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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      Place ribs directly on grill bone side down. Allow to smoke for 3 hours.
    • 7

      Increase heat on grill to 375°F and preheat, lid closed. Using the pomegranate BBQ sauce, generously coat the ribs and allow to cook for another hour. Meat should be tender but not falling off the bones.
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    • 8

      To serve, garnish with minced cilantro. Enjoy!

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