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Almond Butter Ribs

A recipe by Julie Van Rosendaal

Almond Butter Ribs

Total Time:

2hrs 45mins




2hrs 30mins

Skill Level:



  • 2 racks pork side or back ribs
  • salt and pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or coconut-almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. dry red pepper flakes

How to Make It

Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Place the racks of ribs on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper; cover tightly with foil. Bake for 2 1/2 hours, or until the meat is very tender.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the almond butter, maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes. Uncover the ribs and preheat the grill to high, or turn the oven up to 425˚F.

Brush the ribs generously with sauce and grill for 10 minutes or bake for another 20 minutes, brushing again with sauce halfway through the cooking time, until the ribs are well-coated, dark and sticky. Cut into individual ribs to serve.

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