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7 Delectable Ribs Recipes

Last Updated on March 6, 2024

When we say “ribs,” you might think immediately of barbecue — and as good as those are, there are different types of ribs, and several ways to prepare them. If you love ribs, as we do, there are so many ways to enjoy them.

Within beef and pork ribs, there are different cuts, each of which call for unique preparations.

Some of the ribs that ButcherBox offers include:

You can braise, roast, barbeque, slow-cook, or oven-bake ribs. Find your new favorite recipes here.

Brown-Sugar Rubbed Ribs with Mustard BBQ

St. Louis style ribs feature more fat than other cuts, meaning they hold up well to sharp flavors like tangy mustard BBQ sauce. You’ll love the salty, sweet, and tangy flavors of these brown-sugar rubbed ribs with mustard BBQ.

With a simple spice made from pantry spices like cumin and chili powder, and a homemade mustard barbeque sauce, you’ll enjoy a flavor-packed, messy meal. Get ready to dig in.

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs with Wild Mushrooms

Short ribs hold up well to low and slow preparations, so break out your Dutch oven for these braised short ribs. Not only is most of the cooking time hands off in this easy recipe, but it also will make your kitchen smell amazing. The result is an impressive dish that’s perfect for company.

Boneless Country Style Ribs with Chimichurri Pesto and Jicama Slaw

Chimichurri pesto and jicama slaw may not be what pops to mind when you think of ribs, but you’ll reconsider once you’ve tried these boneless country-style ribs with chimichurri pesto and jicama slaw.

Unlike slow-roasted or smoked ribs, these boneless country-style ribs come together in under an hour (minus marinating time). Simply rub the ribs with paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, then sear and bake quickly.

Meanwhile, you’ll make a chimichurri pesto, full of bright Latin-inspired ingredients like Cotija cheese, lime, and cilantro. A quick jicama slaw with pear vinaigrette comes together easily, and offers a bright, cooling accompaniment to the ribs.

Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs with Chipotle Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Fruity barbeque sauce prevails in this oven-baked baby back ribs with chipotle pineapple BBQ sauce recipe. Despite the long name, these baby back ribs are easy to put together.

Rub the ribs with ancho chili powder, smoked paprika, and cinnamon. Adding a little bit of orange juice to the pan helps cook the ribs and infuse them with fruity flavor. Meanwhile, whip up a barbeque sauce made with pineapple and chipotles for the ultimate sweet-spicy-tangy combo.

Coconut Curry Ribs

One of our favorite ways to enjoy baby back or St. Louis ribs is in this Thai-inspired dish: Coconut curry ribs. St. Louis ribs typically require lots of moisture for tenderness, so this super saucy marinade is key. A special curry basting sauce locks in flavor. Serve these with sticky rice to catch the sauce.

Sweet and Sour Slow Cooker Ribs

Ribs in the slow cooker? Absolutely yes — especially these sweet and sour ribs. Simply combine maple syrup, coconut aminos, sherry vinegar, and liquid smoke in the crockpot. Rub down your ribs with a few spices, add them to the slow cooker, and cook on low for four hours. To make a thick sweet and sour coating, pour the cooking liquid in a pan and reduce until thick and luscious. Brush that all over the ribs and broil for extra crispy texture and rich flavor.

Cider-Glazed Ancho Chili-Rubbed Ribs

These oven-baked baby back ribs really couldn’t be simpler. Make a rub with a few pantry spices, rub it on the ribs, and bake low and slow. In the meantime, whip up a flavorful glaze with just four simple ingredients. Brush it on the ribs, give them a little more time in the oven, and dive into sticky, sweet-spicy ribs.

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