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Raisin Country BBQ Back Ribs

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  • 10 ServingsServings


  • 2 c. orange juice
  • 1 c. California raisin paste
  • 2 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Louisiana hot sauce or to taste
  • 2 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. chile powder
  • 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 tbsp. granulated onion
  • 2 tbsp. dry mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 racks baby back ribs, membranes removed from rib side



1 Place orange juice and raisin paste in a blender and purée until very smooth.

2 Add purée and remaining ingredients except ribs to a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for pproximately 20 minutes to meld flavors.

3 If sauce is too thick, thin with a little water. If too thin, reduce further; set aside.

4 Preheat oven at 375°F. Rinse rib racks under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.

5 Place bone-side down in a shallow roasting pan large enough to lay them flat. Cut ribs into smaller sections, if needed.

6 Add enough sauce to generously coat the ribs. Bake in preheated oven at 375°F for 30 minutes or until the ribs are tender and falling off the bone.

7 Makes enough sauce for several batches of ribs.

Source: Chef Roy Harland and California Raisin Marketing Board