You'll never guess the secret ingredient in Al Roker's finger-lickin' ribs

/ Source: TODAY

Summer is in full swing and Al Roker is showing us how to make the most of the warm weather with two of his favorite cookout recipes.

He shows us how to make smoky baked beans with kielbasa and sweet and sticky grilled ribs.

An unusual ingredient yields extraordinary results in this recipe. Ginger ale not only tenderizes the ribs but also helps them achieve the perfect caramelized char.

These easy baked beans have all the flavors you're looking for at a cookout: sweet, smoky, spicy and savory.

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