Honey-Mustard Ribs

Honey-Mustard Ribs
Yield: about 28 ribs (2 full racks) Prep 15 mins Bake 425°F 1 hr 15 mins


Rub and ribs:
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 full racks baby back pork ribs (5 to 6 pounds total)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Honeyed Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Make It

1. Heat oven to 425 degree F.


2. In a small bowl, stir together dry mustard, paprika, oregano, seasoned salt, sugar and pepper.


3. Remove rib racks from packaging and rinse in cool water. Pat dry with paper towels. Turn over ribs so they curve upwards (meaty side down). Insert a small knife under the edge of the thin white membrane, then grip membrane with a paper towel and remove from ribs. Discard and repeat with second rack. Cut rack in half.

4. Season ribs with 1/3 cup of the dry rub, pressing into ribs with your hands. Sprinkle flour into a heavy-duty foil oven bag set on top of a jelly-roll pan. Add ribs to bag, and fold up edge to seal tightly.

5. Bake at 425 degree F for 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Honeyed Sauce:

6. Place remaining rub, honey and vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Add to saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook an additional 4 minutes.

7. Heat gas grill to medium-high or prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals. Carefully remove ribs from foil bag, as steam will be escaping. Grill ribs 9 to 10 minutes, turning and basting with sauce every 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with additional sauce on the side.

8. Makes about 28 ribs (2 full racks).

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 193, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 48, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 9, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 10, sodium (mg): 241, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.