Apple Butter Barbecue Ribs

So we haven’t had a great spring. A few good days here and there but all in all far colder then normal. So not many good barbecuing weather days however my husband and I are stubborn. We have had a barbecue almost every weekend in spite of the lack of warm weather. This recipe was a bit of an experiment because I had a small amount of apple butter left over from last years batch, I used a slightly spicy barbecue sauce that paired perfectly with the sweet apple butter. If you don’t have apple butter I imagine this would still work with apple sauce.

So what about you? Do you wait for the right weather or do you dive into BBQ season any way?

Apple Butter Barbecue Ribs

475mL (2 c.) barbecue sauce
475mL (2 c.) apple butter
1 Kilo (2 lbs) pork ribs
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
2 tsp garlic powder (or to taste)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


Place ribs in a dish large enough to hold the ribs, you could place the ribs in a large plastic bag if you don’t have a baking tray large enough. Rub thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic, salt and pepper over the ribs.

Mix the barbecue sauce and apple butter in bowl.

Cover the ribs with the sauce and then cover with cling film or foil. Allow meat to marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.

Preheat the charcoal and when the coals have died down but are still glowing, lay the ribs down on the grill. Cook until coloured then turn, brush with more marinade and cook for 5 minutes. Turn, brush again and keep on cooking, they will take about 20-30 minutes.

Apple Butter Barbeque Ribs
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 475mL (2 c.) barbeque sauce
  • 475mL (2 c.) apple butter
  • 1 Kilo (2 lbs) pork ribs
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. Place ribs in a dish large enough to hold the ribs, you could place the ribs in a large plastic bag if you don’t have a baking tray large enough. Rub thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic, salt and pepper over the ribs.
  2. Mix the barbeque sauce and apple butter in bowl.
  3. Cover the ribs with the sauce and then cover with cling film or foil. Allow meat to marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours, or overnight.
  4. Preheat the charcoal and when the coals have died down but are still glowing, lay the ribs down on the grill. Cook until coloured then turn, brush with more marinade and cook for 5 minutes. Turn, brush again and keep on cooking, they will take about 20-30 minutes.

 

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4 Responses to Apple Butter Barbecue Ribs

  1. One of the best BBQs I’ve ever tasted had a secret sauce made with apple butter… I can’t wait to try this!!

  2. Stacy says:

    We barbecue all year round. Hot, cold, Northern hemisphere, Southern or near the equator. I just stocked up on charcoal a few weeks ago in case folks don’t light up a grill in the heat of Dubai’s summer and then suddenly we won’t be able to find it. A Girl Scout is always prepared! Your ribs look very tasty!

  3. This sounds fantastic! I think we may have some apple butter cans left from last year’s stock too. Bingo!

  4. Wow! These look mouthwateringly delicious. Yum!

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