Maple Barbecue Ribs

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Makes 4 to 6 servings.
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Liven up your next barbecue with our Maple Barbecue Ribs. Our readers say it best: “EASY and LOVED by all my guests!” You can cook these ribs in the oven or on the grill.

1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably Grade A)
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
  1. If cooking in an oven, preheat oven to 350°. (For grill, see instructions below.)
  2. In a bowl, combine maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, and ketchup, and cayenne (if using). 
  3. 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 for another 30 minutes, basting and turning every 5 to 6 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes. Baste one last time and serve.
  4. If cooking on the 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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