Easy Baby-Back Barbecued Ribs

In this unique technique, ribs are grilled standing on end over direct heat, allowing them to self-baste as they cook. Unlike other preparations, they require no precooking.

2 full racks baby-back pork ribs
1/4 cup purchased or homemade seasoning rub
2 2/3 cups purchased or homemade barbecue sauce, divided

1. Heat grill. Rub both sides of ribs with seasoning rub. Arrange each rack in a circle (like a crown roast); secure with turkey lacing pins.

2. Grill ribs, covered, standing upright on tips of bones over low heat or coals 30 minutes. Turn; grill an additional 20 to 30 minutes or until meat between rib bones is fork-tender. Meanwhile, place 1 cup of the barbecue sauce in small bowl; reserve remaining sauce.

3. Remove lacing pins; lay ribs flat. Brush with 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce. Grill 15 minutes, turning once and brushing with remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Serve ribs with reserved sauce.

4 servings

PER SERVING: 940 calories, 50.5 g total fat (18.5 g saturated fat), 49.5 g protein, 73 g carbohydrate, 200 mg cholesterol, 2320 mg sodium, 3 g fiber

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