Rating: 4.72 stars
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Delicious pork spareribs with a maple syrup glaze. This is a blue-ribbon winning county fair recipe.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place ribs meat side up on a rack in a 9x13 inch roasting pan. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake for 1 1/4 hours.

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine maple syrup, orange juice concentrate, ketchup, soy sauce, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in curry powder, garlic and green onions. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Remove ribs from roasting pan, remove rack, and drain excess fat and drippings. Return ribs to pan, cover with sauce, and bake uncovered for 35 minutes, basting occasionally. Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

806 calories; protein 36.2g; carbohydrates 43.1g; fat 54g; cholesterol 181.4mg; sodium 664.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (68)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2003
I have never cooked ribs of any kind before, so am a total and complete novice in this field. I followed this recipe exactly (well, I used a little extra maple syrup and no sesame seeds) and these came out as the best ribs I have ever had, and I have eaten ribs many times in good restaurants! I highly reccomend this recipe to anyone, novice or otherwise, who loves great ribs. Especially if, like me, you like your ribs saucy, sweet and slightly spicy. I have the recipe memorized now, I have cooked it so often since I first used it! Go for it, it rocks! Read More
(33)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2015
Just not a big fan of sweet ribs. Flavor was good but it was to sweet for me. Read More
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2003
I have never cooked ribs of any kind before, so am a total and complete novice in this field. I followed this recipe exactly (well, I used a little extra maple syrup and no sesame seeds) and these came out as the best ribs I have ever had, and I have eaten ribs many times in good restaurants! I highly reccomend this recipe to anyone, novice or otherwise, who loves great ribs. Especially if, like me, you like your ribs saucy, sweet and slightly spicy. I have the recipe memorized now, I have cooked it so often since I first used it! Go for it, it rocks! Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
I love this recipe. My husband couldn't stop raving about the taste. I didn't bake the ribs, I boiled them, then put them in the oven with the sauce on them. This has just the right amount of sweetness and them the orange taste comes through. This is a keeper for sure. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2006
These were pretty good my family enjoyed them. I probably would have used less orange juice concentrate and curry as it seemed like that's all I could taste but I'm pregnant so my taste buds may be off. I also had to cook them a little longer than listed as I like lots of sauce and the sauce is a bit thin. We did not use the sesame seeds. Excellent paired with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
YUMMY! This is a GREAT rib recipe... I followed it to the letter except for the sesame seeds. Left them out because I didn't have them on hand. Thought the combination of ingredients sounded a bit weird but it really worked together well. I will make these again for sure!!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2006
I really liked these ribs... MMM fall off the bone baby!!!! I think the best ribs are the kind you can use JUST a fork to eat. They are a little sweet though. I think they are best served with something else like steak or chicken with a regular BBQ sauce on the beef or chicken or however you like your steak/chicken. Just something to break up the flavor. Also I flavored the ribs with Hickordy Smoked Salt made by McCormick. I find that gives the pork a nice smoked flavor. I don't know if I liked the seaseme seeds or not. My wife liked them I didn't think they were horrable but I plan to leave them off my ribs next time to see if it makes diffrence. Jessica felt the seeds gave it a nice flavor so I would suggjest trying them at least as you may be like her and like them. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2004
My family and I really enjoyed these. Everyone left with a copy of the recipe. It was my first time cooking for a group of 10. I was intimidated just walking into the butcher shop to buy them. I used Beef Ribs. At the end everyone was licking their fingers. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2004
My husband and I loved this recipe. We used side ribs and cooked them on a rack with a pan to catch the drippings and they turned out perfecty yummy just falling off the bone. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2008
I have made this recipe 3 times. It is great not too sweet and I prefer to use real maple syrup over the artificial maple syrup as it gave the ribs a subtle flavor. This is a winner. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2008
Everyone liked them. They looked beautiful and they were not at all difficult. The prebaking can be done ahead. Then jus refigerate the ribs in the sauce and add 10 minutes to the baking time. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2015
Just not a big fan of sweet ribs. Flavor was good but it was to sweet for me. Read More