I realized that while my hubby loves to BBQ, it really involves him building a fire, and me prepping everything to go on said fire. So this weekend I thought I’d make something a bit easy for “him” and baked some ribs in the oven (to be finished on the grill of course). I wanted to try something different besides the normal bbq sauce laden ribs, and honey just sounded like a good idea. A few spices of course to balance the sweetness. You can finish them in the oven, but on the grill will give you a better crisp char. The honey caramelizes quickly so it only takes a few minutes if your grill is hot. Don’t be afraid to adjust the spices according to your families preference. The sauce was just enough, if you’d like extra sauce double the glaze recipe.
HONEY GLAZED PORK RIBLETS
2-3 lbs Pork Riblets (or ribs would work as well)
1/2 cup honey
2 T brown sugar
3 T lemon juice
2 tsp worcestershire
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder (more or less depending how spicy you like)
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Line a large cookie sheet with foil, spray with nonstick spray. Put ribs in a single layer on tray.
Whisk all glaze ingredients together until combined well. Set aside half of the glaze for later.
Brush both sides of the ribs with glaze. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until meat is well done and tender.
Let cool briefly, then finish on a grill, brushing with remaining glaze.
(Or turn oven up to 400 degrees, brush with remaining glaze, and cook for about 15 minutes, turning once.)