Cider Mop Ribs

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Brian Holley

Succulent ribs with a cider mop. The ribs can be precooked in a pressure cooker to reduce the time on the grill. Easy to make mop for basting, I use the remaining mop and thicken it to use as a sauce for serving at the table. This is a Claire approved recipe.

Top Review by French Tart

Excellent! And, as I could not get any good ribs, I used pork chops with GREAT success! The sauce was thick and tangy and we both had a fight over the last drop!! I have saved this as a base for all sorts of other grilled and BBQ'ed meats, a great find - merci Brian! Made for the Comfort Cafe event with the theme of CIDER - very much enjoyed and a keeper for us. FT:-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre cook the ribs for 30 mins in water or pressure cooker.
  2. Use a small pan to make the mop.
  3. Mix together the cider, onions and jalapeños and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer till reduced by half.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, reboil and remove from the heat.
  5. Pre heat the oven to medium.
  6. Remove the ribs from the water / pressure cooker, and place on a rack over a tray. Add 4 cup water to the tray.
  7. Spoon some of the mop over the ribs and place in the oven, baste every 20 miins or so, do not let the ribs dry too much. Cook for 1 hour.
  8. In a small pan reheat the mop and thicken with cornstarch.
  9. Serve the ribs with a cold rice salad, with the mop as a dip.

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