Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs

Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs

While everyone relaxes and enjoys the serenity of the backyard, these ribs will be slowly cooking to mouth-watering perfection.

Orange-Ginger Baby Back Ribs


5 lbs baby back ribs


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp Asian chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • Grated zest of an orange
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat barbecue on medium and turn down to low. Prepare ribs for grilling by removing the membrane from the underside of the ribs. Prepare several foil envelopes and place 2 strips of ribs into each envelope, with 1/4 cup of water and seal tightly. Cook for 2-2 1/2 hours on low (300°F) with the lid closed. Check the thermometer on the front of the grill lid frequently and adjust the cooking temperature accordingly. This may require turning one or two burners off and cooking indirectly.

To prepare sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and set aside until ribs are ready to remove from foil. Gently heat the sauce on the side burner for 10-15 minutes before using.

Carefully remove ribs from foil and place on grids. Baste generously with sauce, and grill for 10 minutes per side, leaving the lid open, turning several times, and basting with sauce after each turn.

Heat remaining sauce to a boil and then allow it to simmer for 5 -10 minutes and serve on the side as a dipping sauce.

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