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Rockin' Baby Back Ribs Sauce

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a watermelon based barbecue sauce that is very similar to a recipe used at a well known restaurant. Great for baby back ribs! You can either serve this sauce on the side, or baste the ribs with it while you barbecue them."
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Ingredients

5 h 45 m servings 701
Original recipe yields 4 servings (2 cups)

Directions

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  1. Cut the melon flesh into chunks, and discard the rind. Place the chunks in a large saucepan over medium heat for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally, or until the melon is the consistency of applesauce.
  2. Stir in the tomato paste, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, sherry, lemon juice, and liquid smoke. Reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 2 hours. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 701 calories; 2.4 170.8 6.7 0 377 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

We used this sauce as part of a Watermelon Theme Party (Fresh Watermelon, Watermelon Margaritas, Watermelon Sorbet, etc.) and it was a huge hit! Substitute this for any rib, chicken, pork glaze...

Most helpful critical review

I have been cooking a LONG time. This recipe was not good! I should have realized, watermelon is almost pure sugar to begin with, but then to add 2 cups!!! of sugar...what a disaster!!!

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We used this sauce as part of a Watermelon Theme Party (Fresh Watermelon, Watermelon Margaritas, Watermelon Sorbet, etc.) and it was a huge hit! Substitute this for any rib, chicken, pork glaze...

I have been cooking a LONG time. This recipe was not good! I should have realized, watermelon is almost pure sugar to begin with, but then to add 2 cups!!! of sugar...what a disaster!!!

We had this recipe over the weekend on some ribs...it was GREAT!!...everyone loved it and has requested the recipe

The barbecue sauce is quite sweet and sticky, but it has an exceptional flavor. Even though it takes about 5 hours to make, I gave it an overall rating of 5, because of the flavor. Delicious!!!

Since I retired, I have become the cook in our household. I like to try different things. This has good flavor, a little too sweet, but not worth the time and effort it takes. I followed the ...

overall a very good flavor, however be forworned this is not an all purpose sauce its more like a glaze, but that aside its well worth trying

I love sweet barbeque sauces (and my son is allergic to corn, so any storebought sauces with hfcs are not an option for us), so I was really excited to try this recipe. What a huge disappointme...