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oven braised apple bbq pork ribs

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nor Mac
Northern, MA

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!

(1 rating)
yield 1 -2 racks of ribs. 2 1/2 cups sauce
prep time 10 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For oven braised apple bbq pork ribs

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

How To Make oven braised apple bbq pork ribs

  • 1
    Chop 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.
  • 2
    Place 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.
  • 3
    Stir 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)
  • 4
    Ribs 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.
  • 5
    Place 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.
  • 6
    Remove 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.