South Carolina Yellow Back Ribs

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Recipe by Hal Taylor

Sweet and tangy ribs that are a little spicy and some of my friends say are the ultimate! From Ted Reader's book, "Sticky Fingers and Tenderloins". Used with his permission.

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Using a sharp knife, score a diamond pattern on the backside of the ribs.
  3. Rub with BBQ rub pressing into the meat.
  4. Lay ribs meat side down in a roasting pan.
  5. Lay 3 or 4 slices of orange on the back of each slab.
  6. Pour in orange juice.
  7. Cover tightly with lid or foil and braise for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  8. Let cool slightly.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring.
  10. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes or until reduced by one-third.
  11. Puree the mixture in a blender until smooth.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Preheat grill to medium high.
  14. Grill ribs for 6 to 8 minutes per side, basting with sauce.
  15. Cut between every third rib and serve.

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