Put your slow cooker to work and prepare tender riblets coated in a sweet-and-spicy glaze.
lb pork baby back ribs (ask butcher to cut ribs in half horizontally)
tablespoon garlic-pepper blend
cup maple-flavored syrup
cup Dijon mustard
tablespoons hot chili paste
tablespoon cider vinegar
Spray inside of 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Cut ribs between bones into individual pieces. Place riblets in slow cooker. Sprinkle garlic-pepper blend over top; stir to coat evenly.
Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
In large bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Using slotted spoon, remove riblets from slow cooker and add to maple syrup mixture. Toss riblets to coat.
Heat gas or charcoal grill. Spray grill basket (grill “wok”) with cooking spray. Place riblets in basket; place basket on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, stirring ribs or shaking basket after 5 minutes, until ribs are well glazed.
To bake riblets, prepare as directed in steps 1 and 2. Heat oven to 450°F. Place riblets in 15x10x1-inch pan lined with foil. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, without turning, until ribs are well glazed.
The heat level among brands of chili paste varies a lot. If you want spicier ribs, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more chili paste.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g,
- 2 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.