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Apple Country Ribs

 Apple Country Ribs
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.
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 40 min.


  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 12 servings.