I've heard of Par Boiling Ribs (15mins) and steaming in Beer but Orange Crush?
I used to use a Brown Sugar, Salt, and black pepper Rub with Garlic and Onion powder.
My Wife and I both had Bypass (Bariatric) Surgery and can't tolerate suger.
Now we just rub w/Kosher salt, garlic powder and black pepper.
Still comes out pretty tasty, but I miss that sweet crunchy crust.
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