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Maple Glazed Ribs

Maple Glazed Ribs are incredibly flavorful. Tender, juicy and delicious baby back ribs are a great meal to prepare on the grill to feed a hungry crowd.

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Maple Glazed Rack of Ribs with 4 sliced ribs

Baby back ribs slathered in a simple glaze made with pure maple syrup that is loaded with herbs and spices is a great addition to your dinner plans. These ribs are tender and delicious and so easy to grill.

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Maple Glazed Ribs are incredibly flavorful and delicious. A great meal to prepare on the grill to feed a hungry crowd.

How to Make Maple Glazed Ribs:

Remove ribs from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature while you prepare your grill fire to about 300°.

Maple Glaze for pork ribs

Prepare your glaze by adding pure maple syrup, granulated garlic, black pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt and chopped rosemary to a sauce pan. Bring mixture to a low boil. Lower to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Set glaze aside to cool slightly.

Maple Glazed Ribs are incredibly flavorful and delicious. A great meal to prepare on the grill to feed a hungry crowd.

Pat ribs dry with paper towels and place on a clean baking sheet.

Baby back ribs brushed with maple glaze

Brush with Maple Glaze on all sides, coating multiple times.

Maple Glazed Ribs are incredibly flavorful and delicious. A great meal to prepare on the grill to feed a hungry crowd.

Place ribs over indirect heat. After 30 minutes, brush ribs once more with glaze.

Cook another 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until ribs reach a minimum of 145°. Cook to 190° for the most tender baby back ribs.

Grilled Baby Back Ribs

Remove from grill and allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Sliced Baby Back Ribs

Best Wood For Adding Flavor to Pork Ribs:

Pecan and hickory are preferred for adding smoke flavor to your baby back or spare ribs.

Ribs are a great addition to cookouts and parties. It’s just as easy to cook 3 or 4 racks of ribs as it is 1. So if you have room on your grill, load it up.

Store leftovers wrapped in several layers of plastic wrap, stored in the refrigerator. If you find yourself with leftovers, they are easy to reheat and enjoy later in the week.

The Best Way to Reheat Ribs:

Set ribs out to come to room temperature about 30 minutes before reheating. Place on a baking sheet and cover with foil. Bake at 250° until ribs reach 135°.

Maple Glazed Ribs

More Rib Recipes to Try:

Chili Rubbed Ribs are a super simple recipe to grill any night of the week. Made with a quick dry chili rub for a flavorful and delicious meal. 

BBQ Mustard Ribs are smothered in homemade Mustard BBQ Sauce and grilled to perfection. So flavorful and unlike anything you’ve tried!

Smoked Spare Ribs are super simple and delicious. Great for a weekend cookout or easy weeknight dinner. Delicious flavors that are sure to please the crowd.

Best Side Dishes for Ribs:

Coleslaw is a great side dish for any meal on the grill and goes with barbecue.

Easy Potato Salad is a simple make ahead side for cookouts and barbecues.

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole is great for feeding a crowd. A flavorful potato casserole that is perfect alongside grilled ribs.

This maple glaze is really simple to prepare and can be made a day in advance and refrigerated until ready to use. It’s also great on chicken, pork chops or ham.

Give these easy baby back ribs a try for your next cookout.

Ribs glazed with maple barbecue sauce
Yield: 10 servings

Maple Glazed Ribs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Maple Glazed Ribs are incredibly flavorful. Tender, juicy and delicious baby back ribs are a great meal to prepare on the grill to feed a hungry crowd.

Ingredients

  • 3 racks baby back ribs
  • 12 oz pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Set ribs out to come to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. Prepare grill to a 300° fire.
  3. Prepare glaze by adding Maple syrup, garlic, black pepper, smoked paprika, kosher salt and rosemary to a small sauce pan.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking often. Lower to a simmer and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.
  5. Pat ribs dry using paper towels and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Brush with maple glaze, coating several times on all sides.
  7. Place ribs over indirect heat and close the lid, cook 30 minutes.
  8. Brush ribs with glaze. Shut the lid and continue to cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until ribs reach 180° - 185°.
  9. Allow ribs to rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 399Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 668mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 22g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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