Sweet Onion Ribs with Maple Baked Butter Beans

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Total Time

50 minutes

Serving Size



  • Sweet Onion Ribs
  • 3 lb pork baby back ribs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle & roasted garlic seasoning, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup Vidalia onion dressing, divided
  • Nonstick aluminum foil
  • Maple Baked Butter Beans
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • ½ large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 cans seasoned butter beans (14.5–15 oz), drained
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle & roasted garlic seasoning
  • Nonstick aluminum foil

Cooking sequence

  1. Prepare beans and begin to bake (15 minutes)
  2. Prepare ribs and complete beans; serve (35 minutes)

Sweet Onion Ribs

  1. Cut ribs into three equal pieces (wash hands). Whisk in large bowl: sugar, 1 tablespoon seasoning, and vinegar until blended. Add ribs; toss to coat. Transfer to microwave-safe dish and cover; microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°F (or preheat grill).
  2. Drizzle ¼ cup dressing over ribs and cover; microwave on HIGH for 8 more minutes. Line baking sheet with foil.
  3. Place ribs in single layer on baking sheet. Drizzle with remaining ½ cup dressing and bowl drippings. Bake 13–15 minutes. (If grilling, place ribs on grill; grill 13–15 minutes, turning often and basting with bowl drippings.) Remove ribs from oven (or grill) and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon seasoning. Serve.

Maple Baked Butter Beans

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; coat 9-inch baking dish with spray. Slice onion (1 ½ cups); chop bacon (wash hands).
  2. Preheat large, nonstick sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place bacon in pan; cook 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until browned. Add onions; cook 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until onions soften and begin to brown.
  3. Stir beans, ketchup, syrup, and seasoning into bacon mixture; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Transfer bean mixture to baking dish and cover with foil; bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5–6 more minutes or until top begins to brown. Serve.

Apron's advice

Complete your meal with fresh salad blend, corn on the cob, sweet tea, and fresh-cut fruit for dessert.

Grilling out? For food safety, bring bowl drippings to a boil. Then use for basting ribs for the same amount of cook time, turning ribs often.

Nutritional information

Sweet Onion Ribs

CALORIES (per ⅙ recipe) 440kcal; FAT 30.00g; SAT FAT 9.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 80mg; SODIUM 690mg; CARB 19g; FIBER 0.00g; SUGARS 18g; PROTEIN 22g; CALC 8%; VIT A 0%; VIT C 0%; IRON 6%

Maple Baked Butter Beans

CALORIES (per ⅙ recipe) 220kcal; FAT 4.00g; SAT FAT 1.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 890mg; CARB 42g; FIBER 4.00g; SUGARS 25g; PROTEIN 6g; CALC 6%; VIT A 6%; VIT C 8%; IRON 8%