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Spicy Cranberry Riblets

No recipe image available.These two-bite ribs are perfect for the appetizer table, or to accompany a televised football game. They’re easy to do and will score you big points for entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds pork back ribs, cut lengthwise across bones in half (have butcher do this)
1 cup whole cranberry sauce
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon ground fresh chili paste (available in Oriental section of supermarket)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 250°F (120°C).
  2. Cut ribs between bones into serving pieces. Place ribs, meaty side up, in single layer in shallow baking pans. Roast uncovered for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients for sauce.
  4. Raise oven temperature to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Brush ribs with half of sauce mixture; bake uncovered 20 minutes, until ribs are tender and sauce is nicely glazed.
  6. Heat remaining sauce to boiling and serve alongside ribs for dipping.

Makes about 40 appetizers.

Recipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.