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John McCains Baby Back Ribs (in the oven)

Serves 4 servings

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 racks baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • Vegetable or peanut oil, for grilling (if desired)
PREPARATION

Place each rack of ribs on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Divide the garlic powder between the racks, sprinkling it evenly over the surface. Squeeze the juice from the lemon wedges over the racks and season them all with salt and pepper. Toss the lemon wedges and apple juice over each rack of ribs and enclose each in the foil to seal. Marinate the ribs for at least 4 and up to 24 hours.

Preheat an oven to 250F.

Place the racks onto a baking sheet and pop them into the oven. Roast for 2 hours, until the meat is tender and pulls away from the bone.

Before serving, preheat a grill pan or broiler to high and brush the ribs lightly with oil. Grill or broil them until lightly marked, 3-4 minutes per side. Cut in between the bones to separate the ribs and serve.

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