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.
- 4 lbs country-style pork ribs
- 1 (14 ounce) jar apple butter
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 dash red pepper (cayenne)
- 1 dash ground cumin
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.
- 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!).
- 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.