Apple Butter Country Ribs

READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
Recipe by breezermom

I prefer baby back ribs, but the grocery stores in my area put these country style ribs on sale quite often, so I am always looking for ways to make use of them. Plus, I love to grill....this is a perfect match.

Top Review by DailyInspiration

A really unique taste and nice change to traditional tomato-based bbq sauces. We used baby back ribs, applied a dry rub, and cooked them in the oven for 1.25 hours at 300 degrees (next time will reduce oven time to 1 hour even). DH then applied the sauce and cooked them over a charcoal fire. You definitely need to give them your full attention and flip/baste them often so the glaze doesn't burn. Served these delicious ribs with corn on the cob and fresh pinto beans which I made in my new pressure cooker. Great meal. No pic as we were starving and dove right in. Made for Everyday is a Holiday, September, 2012.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ribs in a large Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 45 minutes or until tender. Drain well; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Combine apple butter and remaining ingredients in a saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. (After the sauce has been simmering for about 10 minutes, get your fire ready on the grill!).
  3. Coat the ribs generously with apple butter sauce. Grill the ribs over low coals (275 to 300 degrees -- make sure the fire isn't too hot or the sauce will burn!) for 45 minutes, turning about every 10 minutes. Baste frequently with the remaining apple butter sauce.

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