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Ribs with Honey Maple BBQ Sauce

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!

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.

Ribs with Honey Maple BBQ Sauce

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.

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!

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.

Ribs with Honey Maple BBQ Sauce

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.
When ready to cook, brush the ribs with the prepared bbq sauce; then you can either grill until the ribs are browned or bake at 425 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes. ~Enjoy!

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Ribs with Honey Maple BBQ Sauce
Ribs with Honey Maple BBQ Sauce
Course: Main Entree
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
For the Ribs
  • 2 full racks Pork Ribs
  • Prepared Honey Maple BBQ Sauce
For the Honey Maple BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 c. Heinz Ketchup
  • 1/2 c. Honey
  • 1/2 c. Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
Instructions
For the Ribs
  1. 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.

  2. 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
  1. 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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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!

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*Originally shared May 2012/Updated May 2019


11 Comments

  1. Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    May 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    We LOVE making ribs at my house! These sound delicious with the sweeter sauce!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Thanks Lisa~they were good with the sweeter sauce. Everyone loved them!

  2. Coop
    May 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    mmmmm. ribs! Now you’re cooking my kind of food… wait, who am I kidding, any food is my kind!
    Depending on the weather I may make some ribs this weekend as well in the smoker. If all goes well I’ll send you a photo.

    I like the new layout, keep up the good work.

    Coop

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm - Reply

      Thank you! That sounds great Coop, you should enter your recipe/pic in my contest! 🙂

  3. Natalie Atick
    May 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Yummy!!! I love ribs and your photographs are looking great!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Thanks Natalie!

  4. D B
    May 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    I’m guessing by the pictures that you used St. Louis style spareribs? For those type, the best recipe I’ve found has to be Bobby Flay’s recipe. For baby backs I love Michael Chiarello’s recipe.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      I’m not actually sure which type but Michael Chiarello’s recipe sounds AMAZING! Thanks for sharing and stopping by DB!

  5. Julia @The Roasted Root
    May 1, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I enjoy a good rack of ribs, and my bf enjoys one even more. Your recipe looks great and I’d love to try a plate of those tender ribs. YUM!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 2, 2012 at 11:03 am - Reply

      Thank you Julia!

  6. Tomato Garlic BBQ SauceCarrie’s Experimental Kitchen |
    May 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    […] for dinner late in the week. She actually wanted me to make them the same way as last time with the Honey Maple BBQ Sauce because she liked them so much, but then I wouldn’t have a new recipe to experiment with now […]

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