These Blackberry Barbecued Ribs are so good that you will lick your fingers clean! These delicious Blackberry Barbecued Ribs are brushed with a very easy-to-make blackberry barbecue sauce before grilling. My family really likes this blackberry sauce. Give this recipe a try!
1 1/2 cups either store bought or homemade blackberry jam 1/2 cup tomato ketchup 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar 1 to 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger or to taste 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce or to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper 1 (4 to 5 pound) rack pork spareribs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a food processor or blender, place blackberry jam, ketchup, brown sugar, ginger, hot sauce, and pepper; whirl until ingredients are pureed.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the prepared blackberry mixture and bring to a boil; boil 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and set aside.
Rinse ribs and pat dry. Trim and discard any excess fat.
In a large pan, either barbecue or bake 40 minutes the ribs until well browned, turning ribs over at 20 minutes. Baste one side of ribs with 1/3 of prepared blackberry sauce; turn ribs sauce side down and cook 10 minutes or until sauce browns and forms a thick, sticky glaze. Baste top of ribs with 1/3 of blackberry sauce, turn over, and cook and additional 10 minutes or until sauce browns and forms a thick, sticky glaze.
Barbecued ribs are done when they are tender enough to easily pull the meat from the bones and the internal temperature registers 180 to 200 degrees F. on your instant-read meat thermometer. Some people like their ribs cooked longer.
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Remove from oven or barbecue and cut between bones into individual serving portions. Transfer ribs to a serving platter or individual serving plates and pour remaining blackberry sauce over ribs. Serve immediately.