Basted with a savory sweet sauce, these ribs are definitely finger-licking good!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 25 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ribs in a large pot, and cover with water. Cover, and simmer for 1 hour, or until meat is tender. Drain, and transfer ribs to a shallow dish.

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  • In a small saucepan, stir together the maple syrup, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and mustard powder. Bring to a low boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool slightly, then pour over ribs, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • Prepare grill for cooking with indirect heat. Remove ribs from marinade. Transfer marinade to a small saucepan, and boil for several minutes.

  • Lightly oil grate. Cook for about 20 minutes, basting with the cooked marinade frequently, until nicely glazed.

Nutrition Facts

485 calories; protein 24.2g 49% DV; carbohydrates 30.5g 10% DV; fat 29.5g 45% DV; cholesterol 117.1mg 39% DV; sodium 411.1mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
Instead of boiling the ribs, I would suggest baking them at 250 degrees for about 3 hours (if you have the time...) this keeps in all the natural flavors- the marinade is great! I added a little bit of sweet BBQ sauce! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2005
The marinade was not easy to work with and I don't think it made a big difference in flavor. I think I could have just boiled the ribs and got the same result. Read More
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215 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 150
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
Instead of boiling the ribs, I would suggest baking them at 250 degrees for about 3 hours (if you have the time...) this keeps in all the natural flavors- the marinade is great! I added a little bit of sweet BBQ sauce! Read More
(133)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2006
Excellent recipe, my best ribs ever. I boiled the ribs for 10 minutes, baked them in this sauce for about 2 hours at 300F, then grilled them for about 15 minutes using indirect heat on the BBQ. As they were grilling I was brushing on more of the sauce, making a beautiful caramelized coating. Easily restaurant quality. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2005
I use this recipe time and time again and I always get rave reviews. I usually double the sauce so there's extra for people who like to dip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is great. I simply put the ribs I used spare ribs in my slow cooker- mixed the remaining ingredients and cooked for about 5 hours. Then transferred to the bbq for a few minutes each side. Boiled the sauce from the crock pot w/ a little corn starch to thicken-it was wonderful! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2007
OOooh this is so tasty. My kids and I have a sweet tooth but my husband is a savoury man. Well when I made these the other night there (baked in casserole dish for 3hrs lid off for final 1/2 hr) he could not stop raving about it and has been nagging me to make more ever since. It's a really easy recipe with pretty much store cupboard stuff and I'm looking forward to using it on different cuts of meat to see what it's like. Thank you this one's a keeper! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These were FANTASTIC! I used Bullseye BBQ sauce in place of the ketchup for some bite and DH and I couldn't stop eating them. So sweet and delicious we're getting more ribs this weekend to try it again. I also marinated them overnight. Try this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2005
Sauce is really good. Sweet and slightly tangy not the standard red BBQ sauce flavor at all. Instead of boiling I tented the ribs in foil and placed in the oven at about 335 F for about 2.5 hours until the meat was tender. Then I basted with the sauce BBQ'd the ribs quickly to crisp them up then basted one more time. My dinner guests loved the ribs especially the kids! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Karen this recipe was so easy and delicious! I'd never cooked ribs before but followed your directions to the letter and the ribs turned out beautifully -- so succulent tender and flavorful. I loved the maple glaze as opposed to a heavier BBQ sauce. This one is a keeper for our family (two weekends in a row so far). Thanks SO much:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
These were really good and sticky! I didn't have any maple syrup but i used pancake syrup:-) It was good! I will make them again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2005
The marinade was not easy to work with and I don't think it made a big difference in flavor. I think I could have just boiled the ribs and got the same result. Read More
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