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Pioneer Square Style BBQ Ribs

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“A mixture of East and West, this recipe is a representation of the best of Seattle style BBQ. Some people would say that Seattle doesn't have BBQ but it's there all the same.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 23 cup barbecue sauce (Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste & Glaze)
  • 13 cup beer (Olympia or Rainier Beer would be the best)
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 (2 lb) slabs pork back ribs


  1. Blend together BBQ sauce, beer and garlic.
  2. Cut each slab in half and brush thoroughly with sauce mixture.
  3. Place 2 halves, meaty side up, in 9x13-inch microwave-safe baking dish. Cover; microwave on Medium-high (70%) 17 minutes, turning ribs over and rotating dish after 9 minutes. Remove ribs; keep warm. Repeat microwave cooking procedure with remaining ribs.
  4. Place ribs on grill 8 to 10 inches from medium-hot coals; brush with sauce mixture. Cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning over and brushing frequently with remaining sauce mixture.

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