These were really good. I doubled the sauce since that seemed to be the biggest suggestion. I also added about 1-1/2 cups of water to the sauce, I have to admit that I was a little concerned when I smelled the sauce (it's doesn't smell overly good when you first mix it up), however the final result was excellent. Cooked it on low for about 8 hours. My kids ate seconds and thirds.
I know MilleÂ® ? is no longer with us, but I thought I would give my two cents on this dish anyway. I had a little more than 1 1'/2 lbs. of ribs so I doubled the sauce after reading some of the other reviews. This smelled *wonderful* while it was cooking - kind of like a Chinese 5-spice / roasted pork aroma. If possible I would recommend flipping the ribs over halfway through the cooking process (just so the top exposed side doesn't get overly dry) but the flavor was excellent and there was plenty of liquid to pour over the ribs. This was such a breeze to put together, I would highly recommend it for a weeknight meal. Just add rice and some roasted broccoli and you're all set!
The mixture of spices was good, but there wasn't enough moisture in this for us. I cooked on low for 8 hours while we were at work. When we got home, the spices were dried and caked on to the meat in clumps. The meat was pretty dried out when we ate it. Shorter cooking time or perhaps adding some water to the recipe would make it better.
YUM! Thank you for a wonderful and easy recipe. I had about 21/2 lbs of ribs and cooked them on high for 4 hrs, they fell apart and the sauce is wonderful! I'll definitely be making these again!
These are a favorite once-a-year dish in my family. They aren't at all bland IF you use the correct quantities of sauce ingredients to the amount of ribs you have. I usually cook a 6-pound box in my huge cooker, and just triple the amounts for the sauce.
I found this to be very good. I "accidently" added extra cinnimon and garlic and it was great. I used deboned ribs but this would probably work well for boned ribs too.
I'm not sure if it was something I did... but I found them to be very bland. I followed the recipe exactly. I don't know if I expected more maple flavor or what. The meat was very tender though.