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Cranberry Barbecue Ribs

Cranberry Barbecue Spare Ribs


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2 -3 people 1x
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Ingredients

For the Sauce

  • 1/4 cup olive oil or other oil
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper (diced)
  • 4 cloves crushed or minced garlic
  • 1 chipolte pepper (diced)
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar or regular vinegar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

For Ribs

  • 2.53 lbs spare ribs
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar

Instructions

For the Sauce

  1. Dice peppers and crush/dice garlic
  2. Add oil and diced peppers and garlic to a medium pot.
  3. Set burner to medium heat.
  4. Simmer for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Bring to simmer for about 2 minutes.
  7. Reduce heat and cook on low, stirring occasionally, for twenty minutes.*

For Ribs

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix spices, oil, and sugar together.
  2. Rub the spice mixture into the ribs.
  3. Optional: Let marinade for 1 – 24 hours.*
  4. Grill Method:
  5. Get a low charcoal fire going or attach a smoker to the grill. Cook low and slow over the indirect heat for 4.5-5.5 hours. Brush with sauce and let smoke for an 10-15 minutes prior to serving.
  6. Oven Method:
  7. Set oven to 300.
  8. Cook uncovered for about 1 hour, then cover and cook for an additional 1-1.5 hours.

Notes

*You can cook the sauce for longer on low heat, the longer it cooks, the more the flavors infuse. Same is true for ribs – the longer they cook over low heat, often the better the flavor.
** For safety, you should use a meat thermometer to make sure they are cooked all the way through.