My husband loves to use his smoker to cook up ribs and shoulder roasts (see my post Eat barbecue and lose weight for the recipes). But not everyone has a smoker, the time to use it or even a deck to put it on.
Well, Log Cabin comes to the rescue with this recipe for Maple Ribs that can be done on the stovetop and in the oven. Since you have to boil the ribs and make the marinade the night before so the ribs can marinate, the best time to start this recipe is the evening before you want to eat them. Cook time is less than an hour after that, so hopefully your kitchen won’t be too stifling in the summer heat.
Log Cabin Style Maple Ribs
Nothing like making your own barbeque sauce with no high fructose corn syrup!
- 3 lbs. boneless “Country style” pork spareribs, cut into desired size
- 3/4 cup Log Cabin Maple Syrup
- 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tbsp granulated garlic
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 small onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1 small carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 2 bay leafs
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Place ribs in a large pot, with boiling ingredients and cover with water. Cover, and simmer for 1 hour, or until meat is fork tender. Carefully drain ribs without breaking them - transfer ribs to a shallow baking dish.
- In a small saucepan, whisk together Log Cabin maple syrup, brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, Dijon mustard ,cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, garlic, chopped onions and butter.
- Over medium heat, bring above ingredients to a low boil, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Pour over ribs, cover both sides. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Remove ribs from marinade. Transfer marinade to a small saucepan, and boil for several minutes, without burning. Set aside.
- Bake ribs uncovered for 30-45 minutes, occasionally basting with reserved marinade.
- Ribs are ready when lightly browned and tender. Brush with sauce before serving.
Note: Country style ribs are lean cut, make sure not to overcook them on the grill.