Maple Barbecued Ribs Recipe

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February and March tempt us with the first taste of spring and the start of maple syrup season. What a great flavor for ribs!—Linda Russell, Exeter, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 576 calories, 33g fat (12g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.


  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. Place bone side down on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour; drain.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Brush some of the sauce over ribs. Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes or until tender, brushing occasionally with remaining sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Maple Barbecued Ribs in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p48

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 37521
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"Excellent recipe, I used baby back ribs."

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