Simply Peachy BBQ Ribs

October 22, 2010  •  Fruit, Meat & Poultry

After my surprise at finding I still had a bumper crop of peaches when I returned from China, I have been searching for ways to use them other than just eating them for every breakfast, lunch and snack of the day. Peaches + BBQ + spareribs from the farm that I was wanting to use anyway = heaven on a plate!The BBQ sauce is simple to make – just throw everything in the food processor and pulse a few times to get it chopped up then let it whirl until it’s pretty smooth.Place the ribs (which I cut into more manageable sections) onto a large piece of heavy foil inside the broiler pan and season them well with salt and pepper.Roast the ribs in a high oven (400 or 450 degrees) for about 20 minutes to give them some nice color and to sear the outside. Then pour the sauce over them, lifting the ribs up to get some sauce underneath also, and seal the package up with another piece of foil over the top. Close it up tight and reduce the oven to 250 degrees, then cook them for several hours.Remove the top piece of foil to finish cooking the ribs.You’ll know it’s time for this next step when you see the meat beginning to pull away from the bones like this. This was after about 3 hours covered for me. Cook for another hour without the top foil on to let the sauce caramelize and the ribs to continue cooking.When you remove them, they’ll be so tender the meat pulls away from the bone with just a fork leaving it clean like this.I was going to try to eat a bit healthier and try to lose a few pounds after all my travels this year – not sure that’s going to happen with these ribs around!!!

Peach BBQ Pork Spareribs
Serves 4

1 rack pork spareribs
3 medium peaches, peeled and diced
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Season ribs with salt and pepper and lay on the bottom of a broiler pan lined with foil. Roast at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. While ribs are roasting, combine all other ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine, then whirl until smooth. Remove ribs from oven and cover with sauce, then seal into a closed packet with a second piece of foil on top. Reduce oven to 250 degrees and cook for 3 hours. Remove top foil, increase oven to 350 degrees, and return ribs to oven to cook for 1 more hour or until ribs are nicely caramelized and meat falls from the bone.

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