This is a recipe that I did a couple of years ago. It takes some time, but it's worth it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the barbeque sauce and applesauce in bowl. Place ribs on a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil, and rub on all sides with the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Pour sauce over ribs to coat. Seal ribs in the foil. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

  • Place ribs in foil on the grill grate, and cook 1 hour. Remove ribs from foil, and place directly on the grill grate. Continue cooking 30 minutes, basting frequently with the sauce, until ribs are done.

Nutrition Facts

609 calories; protein 24.4g; carbohydrates 59.5g; fat 29.8g; cholesterol 117.1mg; sodium 1792.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
This recipe is definitely a keeper. I made it for the first time last night and everyone loved it - two racks of ribs are GONE. Grilling them in the foil packets covered with sauce made for ribs so tender the meat was falling off the bones. The BBQ sauce and applesauce combination gave just the right sweet/spicy taste. These are definitely going to become a staple in my menu planning. ETA: The last time I made these ribs I used a disposable foil pan rather than wrapping them in sheets of foil. Believe me, it didn't affect the taste at all, but was much, much easier to handle on the grill. I just prepared the ribs as directed using the foil pan, which I then covered with foil. Made cleanup a breeze. Read More
(105)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2009
Giving this a mediocre review but the issue could have been me or the recipe. Cooking over "high" heat to me is too vague. My grill goes to 1200 if I let it...is that high? I kept it at 400 and the bottom of the foil was rock hard burned and stuck to the ribs. Do you keep the cover down? That affects the temp so would have been good to know. That being said the sauce was good though I would do 3:1 Q sauce to apple. I think this works better if you marinate overnight then either smoke or cook on indirect grill heat. Read More
(15)
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2007
This recipe is definitely a keeper. I made it for the first time last night and everyone loved it - two racks of ribs are GONE. Grilling them in the foil packets covered with sauce made for ribs so tender the meat was falling off the bones. The BBQ sauce and applesauce combination gave just the right sweet/spicy taste. These are definitely going to become a staple in my menu planning. ETA: The last time I made these ribs I used a disposable foil pan rather than wrapping them in sheets of foil. Believe me, it didn't affect the taste at all, but was much, much easier to handle on the grill. I just prepared the ribs as directed using the foil pan, which I then covered with foil. Made cleanup a breeze. Read More
(105)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2006
First I wanna say that this was the first time I ever cooked ribs. I know how to cook dogs and hamburger on the grill but never ribs. I followed the instructions and by far the best ribs I ever tasted. My wife said that I set the bar for her taste buds. My brother and mother told me that I might have them beat (they are experienced grillers). I used spared ribs instead of baby back which I will try next time. Watching my friends and family licking the bone clean was well worth the time and effort. Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2008
This was absolutely delicious!! I did a couple things differently but otherwise the recipe was very close to the original. I added liquid smoke and I cooked them in the oven for 3.5 hours at 300 degrees. This was from the frig to the oven. Very very tender and was a big hit with all. I have a smoker and smoke my ribs very often while these are not at that quality with the added liquid smoke it comes close. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2008
The ribs turned out great. after cooking them on the grill for 1 hour it looked like the ribs where done i made the exactly to the tee and the only sucestion is that instead after removing the ribs from the foil do not let them sit on the grill fr 30 mins. way too long; next time i will cut the time to 5 mins per side. the sauce in this turned out great and just be careful when you ad the pepper because it ads a kick. Thanks Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
I marinaded over night and ended up baking in the oven. I baked them for 3 hours total = 1 1/2 hours at 250 and then turned heat up to 300 and baked another 1 1/2 hours. I baked them in a foil pouch in a pan. The last 10 minutes I added extra bbq sauce and then broiled for 5-10 minutes to crisp them up. They were fall off the bone delish!!! Even my boyfriend who 'doesn't like meat on bones' loved this! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2005
This was wonderful! I just happen to keep applesauce on hand; the ribs were moist and delightful and my mother-in-law loved it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2009
Giving this a mediocre review but the issue could have been me or the recipe. Cooking over "high" heat to me is too vague. My grill goes to 1200 if I let it...is that high? I kept it at 400 and the bottom of the foil was rock hard burned and stuck to the ribs. Do you keep the cover down? That affects the temp so would have been good to know. That being said the sauce was good though I would do 3:1 Q sauce to apple. I think this works better if you marinate overnight then either smoke or cook on indirect grill heat. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
Very nice recipe - I guess it depends what barbeque sauce you use with it how it changes the flavor. I cooked in oven in foil at 375 for 45 minutes then reduced to 325 for another 45 min. Then on bbq in foil another 30 minutes (not over flame) and finished with them direct on the grill basting and cooking for about 20 min. Was yummy and husband gave it a 9 on 10! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2010
Mt family really liked these. As some other reviewers did I baked them for 2 hours at 350 and then just finished them off on the barbecuse because I was afraid they would burn if I followed the grilling directions. I also found the half the sauce was more than enough for the full amount of ribs. Thanks! Read More
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