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.
If cooking in an oven, preheat oven to 350°. (For grill, see instructions below.)
In a medium-size bowl, blend maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, and ketchup. Add cayenne if you like. Set aside.
Cut ribs into 4- to 5-inch lengths. Sprinkle lightly with salt and roast 1–1-¼ hours. Pour off all fat. Baste with sauce and roast another 30 minutes, basting and turning every 5 to 6 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes. Baste one last time and serve.
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.