Southwest Riblets

15 minutes is all you need to prepare a spicy sauce for appetizer-style riblets that are finger-licking-good!

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 42

Ingredients

2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, grated
1
cup water
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
1
can (6 ounces) tomato paste
2
tablespoons sugar
3-pound rack fresh pork back ribs, cut lengthwise across bones in half
  • 1 Heat oil in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion in oil 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in red pepper, garlic and salt; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in chocolate until melted.
  • 2 Pour water, vinegar and tomato paste into food processor or blender. Add onion mixture and sugar. Cover and process, or blend, until well blended.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°. Cut between pork back ribs to separate. Place in single layer in roasting pan. Pour sauce evenly over pork. Bake uncovered 30 minutes; turn pork. Bake 45 to 55 minutes longer or until ribs are tender.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Appetize
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    55),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    75mg
    75%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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