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Ann Herrmann's Maple Barbecue Ribs

Ann Herrmann’s Maple Barbecue Ribs
14 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (89% score)
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Total Time: 15

Yield: 4 servings (1 cup sauce)

Our readers say it best: “EASY and LOVED by all my guests!” You may also cook these ribs on a grill. Set it up for moderate indirect heat, set the ribs away from the heat source, and cook, covered, for the times indicated.

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  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple-cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 pounds pork or beef ribs
  • 1 tablespoon salt


Preheat oven to 350° (or see above for grill instructions). In a medium-size bowl, blend maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, and ketchup. Add cayenne if you like. Set aside.

Cut ribs into 4- to 5-inch lengths. Sprinkle lightly with salt and roast 1—1-1/4 hours. Pour off all fat. Baste with sauce and roast another 30 minutes, basting and turning every 5—6 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes. Baste one last time and serve.
Updated Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

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7 Responses to Ann Herrmann’s Maple Barbecue Ribs

  1. Kim Klibansky March 15, 2003 at 11:32 pm #

    Wonderul, loved by everyone!

  2. Bradley Anderton April 13, 2003 at 4:37 pm #

    These were very delicious.

  3. Vicki Sheckler May 17, 2003 at 7:23 pm #

    EASY and LOVED by all my guests!

  4. Helen Wallace July 21, 2003 at 4:51 pm #

    My family loved the ribs and thought the sauce could stand alone as a salad dressing.

  5. Bradley Anderton August 6, 2006 at 4:16 pm #

    I make this about once a month! Excellent!

  6. Anonymous January 29, 2007 at 11:22 pm #

    Made this dish for family dinner; nice to get so many compliments. The meat was very tasty and wonderfully tender.

  7. Anonymous April 10, 2008 at 4:30 am #

    Absolutely fantastic, and so easy to prepare, says my wife. I am looking forward to the next meal of them!!

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