- 5 to 6 lb pork baby back ribs
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 can (12 oz) cherry cola
- 1/4 cup cherry preserves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 to 2 teaspoons buffalo wing hot sauce or other hot sauce
Heat oven to 350°F. Cut ribs into serving-size sections. Rub ribs with seasoned salt, garlic pepper and ginger. Place ribs in 15x10x1-inch pan, overlapping slightly. Bake uncovered about 1 hour 30 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix barbecue sauce, cola, preserves, mustard and buffalo wing sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until flavors are blended and sauce is slightly thickened.
Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cover and grill ribs over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning and brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce mixture to glaze.
Heat remaining barbecue sauce mixture to boiling; boil and stir 1 minute. Serve sauce with ribs.
TIPSPrecooking the ribs in the oven or microwave shortens the grilling time, helps tenderize the meat and removes some of the fat.
You can use regular cola instead of the cherry cola if you like.
1 Block Extra Firm Tofu, pressed, cut into small squares
1 tbs Canola or Peanut Oil
2 tsp Soy Sauce
2 tsp Mirin
1 Carrot, peeled and shredded
Peanuts, crushed (optional)
1 Cup Dry Brown Rice
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Water (or coconut milk if you have it!)
1 Tbs Sugar
1 Tbs Soy Sauce
1 Tbs Seasoned Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Hot Chili Oil
1 Pinch Salt
Start cooking your rice. Mix sauce ingredients until smooth (be patient, it’ll look like hell at first) and set aside.
Pan fry tofu in the oil over high heat in a non-stick skillet until browned on both sides. Drain and return to hot pan (turn off the heat). Mix soy sauce and mirin together and pour over tofu, mixing well. It will bubble up and form a light glaze.
Plate rice, add broccoli, tofu, carrot, and crushed peanuts. Drizzle with sauce and serve.