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Maple Barbecued Ribs

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Brush some of the sauce over ribs. Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes or until tender, brushing occasionally with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 576 calories, 33g fat (12g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.

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