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Recipe Friday: Honey Pecan Baby Back Ribs

From how to walk to how to fix a flat, dads teach us some important lessons, so make your Father's Day barbecue extra sweet. These Honey Pecan Baby Back Ribs fron the National Honey Board are the epitome of all of dad's best traits - sweet, savory and a little nutty - wrapped up in one tasty recipe. 

Hone Pecan Baby Rack Ribs

Yield: 6 servings


4 lbs baby back pork ribs, cut into 4 to 5 rib racks
⅔ cup honey, divided
1 T black pepper
1 T paprika
1 T salt
½ tsp garlic powder
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 cup toasted pecans, ground fine
2 T all-purpose flour
1 bottle (18-oz.) prepared barbecue sauce
Toasted pecans, for sprinkling on finished ribs


  1. Preheat grill to 300° F or medium heat.
  2. Lay each rack of ribs on a large piece of foil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup honey, pepper, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Rub both sides of each rack with 1 T of the mixture, divided evenly.
  4. Wrap foil around racks to form packets. Place foil packets seam-side up on grill rack and put down the cover and bake on the grill about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove ribs from the grill, spray grill racks with vegetable oil spray and fire up the grill up to medium-high.
  6. Combine pecans and flour. Remove rib racks from foil and press pecan mixture onto meaty side of each rack.
  7. Combine barbecue sauce and 1/3 cup honey. Drizzle pecan crust with honey barbecue sauce to cover.
  8. Grill each rib rack over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, starting with the bare side and brushing on more sauce as desired. Turn and baste the ribs until they are caramelized.
  9. Sprinkle with additional toasted chopped pecans and extra honey barbecue sauce and serve.

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