Mediterranean Back Ribs with Pomegranate Sauce

Preparation:  10 min. Cooking: 120 min. Total: 130 min.
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  • 5 Lb pork back ribs
  • 3 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper , freshly ground
  • 2 Cup pomegranate juice , 100%
  • 5 1/4 Fl Oz ketchup
  • 3 tsp molasses
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 scallions , white and green parts, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
Season ribs with salt and pepper.

For a charcoal grill: prepare an indirect medium-hot fire with drip pan in the center.
For a gas grill: heat grill to medium and turn off burners directly below where ribs will go.

Lightly oil cooking grate. Place ribs over indirect heat (over drip pan or unlit burner). Close grill hood and cook until ribs are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (If using charcoal, add more charcoal briquettes to fire, if necessary, to maintain grill temperature of about 325 ℉ - 350 ℉.)

Meanwhile, bring pomegranate juice to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Boil until thickened and reduced to about 1/3 normal cup . Stir in ketchup, molasses, soy sauce, scallions and garlic. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

During last 20 minutes of cooking ribs, baste ribs with sauce. Ribs are done when meat pulls away from the bone.
Calories
780 Cal
Fat
56 g
Carbs
19 g
Protein
47 g
Fiber
0.5 g
Sugar
15 g
Cholesterol
220 mg
Sodium
1800 mg


Nutrients

Fiber     0.5 g
Fat     56 g
Sugar     15 g
Carbs     19 g
Protein     47 g
Calories     780 Cal

Fats

Fat, Poly     4.5 g
Fat, Mono     25 g
Fat, Sat     21 g
Fat, Trans     0 g
Fat, Percent     65 %

Vitamins

Vitamin, K     12 mcg     9.8 %
Vitamin, A     480 IU     16 %
Vitamin, B12     1.2 mcg     50 %
Niacin     7.5 mg     47 %
Riboflavin     0.5 mg     34 %
Vitamin, C     47 mg     53 %
Vitamin, D     0 IU     0 %
Vitamin, B6     0.7 mg     44 %
Vitamin, E     0.5 mg     3 %
Panto, Acid     1.3 mg     26 %
Choline     10 mg     1.8 %
Thiamin     0.9 mg     74 %

Minerals

Calcium     110 mcg     11 %
Phosphorus     400 mg     57 %
Magnesium     65 mg     16 %
Copper     0.3 mcg     30 %
Fluoride     4.2 mcg     110 %
Zinc     6.5 mg     59 %
Cholesterol     220 mg     2.2 %
Sodium     1800 mg     120 %
Selenium     75 mcg     140 %
Manganese     0.2 mg     2.5 %
Potassium     940 mg     20 %
Iron     3.3 mg     42 %