Prep Time: 48 hours

Cooking Time: 2 hours

Servings: 4-6

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1(14 ounce) bottle ketchup
  • 1⁄2 cup maple syrup or 1⁄2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (to taste) (optional)
  • 3 finely chopped green onions or 1⁄2 cup chives
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1dash hot pepper sauce (optional) or 1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4lbs meaty beef ribs

 

Method:

 

  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, except the beef, and adjust seasonings to taste (the sauce should have a good balance of sweet and savory flavors).
  • Place the ribs in a large bowl, and coat with the sauce.
  • Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or as long as 48 hours, turning the ribs every so often.
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Drain the ribs (reserving the sauce), and place them in a large roasting pan, bone-side down.
  • Brush with sauce, and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, and turn the ribs over, brush with additional sauce, bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Turn one more time, brush with the remaining sauce, and bake for another 35-40 minutes, or until ribs are tender, basting every so often.
  • Note: the sauce may be doubled if desired.
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