Oven Braised Apple BBQ Pork Ribs

Nor M.


I love ribs. I came up with this sweet and spicy Apple BBQ sauce. It is a great change from traditional BBQ sauce. No leftovers! We love it in my home. I am sure you will all as well! Enjoy!

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1 -2 racks of ribs. 2 1/2 cups sauce
10 Min
3 Hr



1 c
tomato ketchup
1 c
apple cider divided
2 tsp
yellow mustard
1 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground cumin optional
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper( add more for extra spicy sauce)
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2 tsp
dark molasses
1/2 c
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
1 c
chopped onion ( i used a sweet onion)
1 c
finely chopped apple
2 clove
minced garlic
6 oz
can tomato paste


21/4 c
apple cider
2 c
apple bbq sauce
racks of baby back or spare ribs
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder


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1Chop Apple and onion.
Fry onion on medium high heat in oil. Cook until starting to caramelize. Add in chopped Apple and 1/4 cup Apple cider. Cook on medium stirring occasionally, until apples are softened, and cider cooks off. Add in the garlic. Cook for a minutes stirring. Remove from heat.

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2Place apples and onions in a food processor with 1/4 cup Apple cider. ( if needed add a bit more cider if it doesn't blend. Blend until it is a sauce consistency. Add mixture to a sauce pan. Add 1/2 cup of cider And remaining ingredients except for tomato paste.

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3Stir occasionally and cook over medium heat for about 3o minutes. Add paste. Stir well and cook additional 10 minutes. Remove from heat. ( store in fridge or use right away)

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Heat oven to 325 degree's
Foil line a sheet pan.
Turn rack of ribs over. Pull skin off the back. I insert a knife under the skin on one side separating it from meat. Grasp skin with paper towel and peel off.

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5Place 2 cups of Apple cider in foil lined pan. Stir in 1/2 cup of sauce. Place ribs on top of cider bone side down. Sprinkle with garlic powder and black pepper.
Spread 1 cup of sauce on top. Cover tightly with foil. Place in oven and bake 2-3 hours, or until ribs are almost falling off the bone.

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6Remove from oven. Heat oven to broil. Drain off liquid from pan. Baste top of ribs with sauce. Place back in oven on broil. Broil until sauce is a little sticky and lightly browned. About 5 minutes. Cut up and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids