Hawaiian Lager Baby Back Ribs

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Serves 4


1 bottle (12 oz) flavored Lager Beer
½ cup ginger-orange marmalade or pineapple marmalade
¼ cup hoisin sauce
2 TBLS sesame oil
2 TBLS rice vinegar
2 TBLS reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 ½ tsps minced garlic
1 ½ tsps chile paste
2 racks (4 lbs) baby back pork ribs, cut in half crosswise
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper


In large bowl, whisk together Lager Beer, marmalade, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce and chile paste until well blended.  Place ribs in a 2 gallon-size plastic food storage bag; add beer marinade and seal bag.  Turn bag several times to coat ribs.  Marinate ribs in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight, if possible.


Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line a broiler-pan bottom with foil for easier cleaning.  Remove ribs from refrigerator and pour marinade into a medium saucepan.  Place ribs on a broiler-pan rack; cover tightly with foil.  Place ribs in oven and roast 1 ¼ hours, or until meat is tender between ribs.


While ribs are roasting, bring reserved marinade to a boil.  Boil 12 – 14 minutes, stirring once or twice, until marinade is reduced to a thick glaze and about 1 cup.


Prepare gas or charcoal grill, or preheat broiler.  Season ribs with salt and pepper.  Brush ribs on both sides with reserved glaze.  Place ribs on grill or on broiler-pan rack and under broiler.  Grill or broil for 6 – 8 minutes, turning ribs a few times, until slightly charred in a few places.


Transfer ribs to a cutting board.  Brush with any remaining glaze.  Cut into single-rib portion sizes.


Nutrition Information, Per Serving:
670 calories; 46 g fat; 16 g saturated fat; 25 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 35 g protein


*This information provided by National Beer Wholesalers Association, www.nbwa.org.

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