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August 16, 2007 10:17 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find a recipe for BBQ ribs that involves apple juice

I've made it in the past, and I remember having to simmer the ribs in apple juice, along with bay leaves and other aromatics. This essentially cooks the ribs at a slow pace, where you will then only have to throw them on the grill with BBQ sauce to 'brown them' (as opposed to 'char'). I originally found the recipe from (don't laugh) Martha Stewart. She had a friend/guest named Jane Heller make the ribs (the recipe is technically Heller's). I have spent *hours* looking for this freaking recipe online.

Of course, I could've spent the same amount of time hunting through boxes in the basement for the same recipe. But being a computer sloth with a bad back, I'm going to the Great Hive instead.

Help! I'm having company on Saturday and I want to make the ribs, dammit.

posted by dancinglamb to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's 17 recipes for "ribs" that have apple juice as an ingredient:

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posted by bizwank at 10:51 AM on August 16, 2007

Alton Brown's Rib recipe would work with apple juice. It involves slowly braising the ribs and then broiling them quick to carmelize the sugars.
posted by muddylemon at 12:06 PM on August 16, 2007

Forgot to mention - it's NOT a dry rub recipe.
posted by dancinglamb at 1:15 PM on August 16, 2007

Anecdote: Grandma's BBQ sauce uses peaches as its sweetening ingredient, (partly) instead of the brown sugar that's common in many recipes. The fruit flavor is subtle but unmistakabe. Improvise!
posted by Myself at 1:30 PM on August 16, 2007

Seconding muddylemon. I regularly make those ribs using Alton's recipe, just substituting good apple juice for white wine. I just throw them on the grill instead of under the broiler and it works beautifully.
posted by sanka at 3:46 PM on August 16, 2007

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