Honey-Mustard Ribs

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

Ingredients

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.

Rub:

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

Ribs:

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.