Monday, April 01, 2013

Maple BBQ Ribs #recipe

This time of the year is especially fun on the farm because it's maple syrup making time!  This year the run has been a great one and the trees are yielding a lot of sap. There's nothing more delicious than the sweet, smokey flavour of homemade maple syrup!

Maple syrup time has prompted many new recipes and resurrected many family favourites. 

Maple BBQ Ribs

Pork ribs
Dry rub of your favourite pork rub spices (you can buy or make your own) 
* My pork rub spices consist of: salt, freshly ground black pepper, cinnamon, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a few different herbs)
maple syrup
hot sauce
apple juice (about 1/2 c per rack)

Trim fat from ribs and with a sharp knife, score the meaty part of the ribs.

Rub in your pork rub and wrap in plastic wrap. Let rub sit a few hours or overnight. I do mine for overnight so all the flavours really set.

Sear on BBQ.  Once racks are seared, remove from grill.

Take some aluminum/tin foil and wrap each rack of rib and add 1/2 a c of apple juice per rack.

Put "packets" back on BBQ. Cook on grill until meat is completely cooked.

In a pot (if you have an element to cook on or boil sauce in a pot, that's perfect), make a jus with the pork fat and apple juice from each foil packet, 1/2 to 3/4 c maple syrup, salt, hot pepper sauce (if you don't have hot pepper sauce,  you can use 1/3 tsp cayenne pepper.

Baste ribs with sauce/jus. When the meat is cooked, tender and about to fall off the bone, it's time to enjoy!


Sny Med said...

Oh my, Christine! What a delicious sight this is for me, although it's just past breakfast time! You really have great recipes!


Christine McN said...

They were SO good...and everyone ate them so quickly! I need to make more! Mmmm! LOL!

Mom vs. the boys said...

that looks amazing!! yum!

Elizabeth FrugalMomEh said...

Oh wow! Homemade Maple Syrup - now that is a treat!

Mommy Moment said...

My hubby loves making ribs, I'll have to show him this recipe as he is always making new homemade sauces and spices for his ribs. Mmm!

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Dry Rub + Maple Syrup + BBQ = Springtastic! we love bbqing and ribs are at the top of the list.

My neighbour just came over and told me that he'd tapped some of our trees (as usual). I can't wait to reap some of the rewards and try your recipe.

Thanks for sharing.

I'm so excited for spring because it means fresh vegetables from the garden and salads We too love Kraft dressings and I'm happy to say that I don't have to pick one because I'll be trying all four! Besides, who could pick between those flavours. Your pictures look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Jason said...

OMG that looks good! Seriously hungry now! Can't wait for enough snow to melt for the BBQ :) Mmmmm

Cheryl Kirkness said...

Oh wow! This looks so good! I'm going to save this recipe and make it for my hubby's birthday this month. He loves ribs so I know he'd love this!

Paula Schuck said...

I will bookmark that one! I am often hunting for rib recipes. Three of us LOVE ribs madly and one of us is a potential vegetarian. Anyways this sounds fantastic and sweet too. Thanks!

Nicolthe pickle said...

This looks amazing! I love the idea of maple syrup on it.

Christine McN said...

MVTB: I want some again! They were yummy!

We've been making our own maple syrup for about 5 years or more, I think.

Yum! Tell your hubs we need to swap rib recipes! :)

Christine McN said...

The Zoo:
Mmmm! Maple syrup! lol Liquid gold! I can see why it's so expensive! The work that goes into it is pretty labour intensive!

I'm married to a beef farmer. We BBQ YEAR-ROUND. Snow or no snow! LOL!

Let me know how it turns out! :)

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