Apple Country Ribs Recipe

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Apple Country Ribs Recipe
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Apple Country Ribs Recipe

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For a melt-in-your-mouth delicious main course at your next event, try these super-tender boneless ribs from our Test Kitchen. They’re treated to a sweet apple juice, brown sugar and herb combination that’s sure to have folks asking for seconds.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 5 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
Prepare grill for indirect heat. Drain pork, discarding marinade in bag. Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium heat for 10 minutes on each side. Baste with some of the reserved marinade. Grill 20-25 minutes longer or until ribs are tender, turning and basting occasionally.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled ribs in heavy-duty foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place foil packet on a baking sheet and open packet. Reheat in a preheated 350° oven for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.
Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple Country Ribs in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p47

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Pour 1-1/2 cups marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 5 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Prepare grill for indirect heat. Drain pork, discarding marinade in bag. Grill ribs, covered, over indirect medium heat for 10 minutes on each side. Baste with some of the reserved marinade. Grill 20-25 minutes longer or until ribs are tender, turning and basting occasionally.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled ribs in heavy-duty foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Place foil packet on a baking sheet and open packet. Reheat in a preheated 350° oven for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.
    Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Apple Country Ribs in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p47

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 142341
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"This was the first time that I tried the boneless country ribs. I found them to be way too tough for my taste."

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 207954
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"This was the first time that I tried the boneless country ribs. I found them to be way too tough for my taste."

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reindeer01 User ID: 1481948 70435
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

"This is a classic at our house. This recipe is delicious when grilled, but it doesn't turn out as well when the meat is cooked in an oven."

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bhosley User ID: 4946756 158517
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"These came out better than I thought they would; very tender and flavorful. I did cut the cayenne in half, however, as we don't like spicy foods."

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Charbaugh User ID: 4186746 138453
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"This sounds wonderful! I'm going to try it this weekend for my cook out. Thanks"

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