Pork Riblets with Honey-Pepper Glaze

Pork Riblets with Honey-Pepper Glaze

Bake these honey–peppered glazed pork riblets - a delicious appetizer idea for your next party!

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(2-lb.) rack pork back ribs, cut in half lengthwise across bones
teaspoons chili powder
teaspoon celery salt
teaspoon dry mustard
cup honey
tablespoon lemon juice
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  1. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Place rack of ribs in single layer in sprayed foil-lined pan.
  2. In small bowl, combine chili powder, celery salt and mustard; mix well. Sprinkle one side of ribs with half of spice mixture; turn and sprinkle other side with remaining spice mixture. Let stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 300°F. Bake ribs at 300°F. for 1 hour. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine all glaze ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove ribs from oven; cool about 10 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 350°F. Cut ribs into individual riblets; return to baking pan in single layer. Brush one side of riblets with glaze.
  5. Return to oven; bake at 350°F. for 15 minutes. Turn riblets; brush other side with glaze. Bake an additional 15 minutes. Discard any remaining glaze. Serve warm.
Makes 16 servings
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Ingredient Info
Cut from the pork loin, back ribs are leaner and meatier than spare ribs, which are cut from the lower ribs and breast bone. Ask the meat cutter to cut the ribs in half.
Celery salt is ground celery seed and salt. Celery seed comes from lovage, wild celery native to India.
Make-Ahead Tip
Prepare the recipe and cool. Cover and refrigerate it for up to a day. To serve, arrange a single layer of the riblets on a foil-lined cookie sheet lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot.
Serving Suggestion
For a nice casual meal, try this recipe as a main course: Leave the ribs whole instead of cutting them in half, and serve them with coleslaw.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 125mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.