Pork ribs slowly simmered; then basted with my homemade honey maple bbq sauce. Grill them or bake them in the oven, they’re tender every time!
May marks National BBQ Month and one of my daughter’s favorite meals is pork ribs, like the ones I made with this homemade honey maple bbq sauce.
I generally only make ribs during the warmer months, but they were on sale recently so I picked some up. I’m not a big fan of dry rubs, nor do I like my food to have a smokey flavor, so you won’t see any flavored plank cooking here, sorry.
Years ago, I started making my ribs by simmering them first in water; then cooking them either on the grill or in the oven. I have to say, you’ll never cook ribs another way again. They are ALWAYS tender and fall off the bone when preparing them like this first.
These Ribs with Honey Maple BBQ Sauce are also easy if your cooking for a crowd since you can make them the day before; then just reheat with your sauce when you’re ready to eat.
First, cut the racks in half forming four racks; then place them in a large pot. Cover the meat with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours.
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Ribs with Honey Maple BBQ Sauce
For the Ribs
- 2 full racks Pork Ribs
- Prepared Honey Maple BBQ Sauce
For the Ribs
- Cut racks in half forming four racks; then place them in a large pot. Cover the meat with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours.
- Remove the ribs and brush with prepared Honey Maple BBQ Sauce. Either grill until the ribs are browned or bake at 425 degrees F oven for 15-20 minutes.
For the Honey Maple BBQ Sauce
- Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, whisk together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce thickens, approximately 10 minutes. Let cool. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
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*Originally shared May 2012/Updated May 2019