Strawberry BBQ sauce and pork ribs

So, I had a bunch of strawberries that were going to go bad so I made BBQ sauce out of them.  Here’s the recipe:

tastes WAY better than it looks

tastes WAY better than it looks

2 cups of strawberries with the leaves and cores removed.  Are they called cores?
1/4 cup of ketchup (organic is best, but whatevs)
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp maple syrup (real, not Mrs. Butterworth’s)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp strawberry preserves or jam
1 tbsp chopped, fresh cilantro
1/2 tbsp fresh garlic
1/2 tbsp fresh, grated ginger
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Super easy. Roast the strawberries in a pan with high sides to catch the juices for about 15 minutes at 425 F. While they’re roasting put everything else except the cilantro in a little pot and simmer. When the strawberries are done, throw the pot of stuff in a blender or food processor with the roasted strawberries and their juices, and puree until smoothish. Put it in a mason jar or other air tight container and wait til it cools to put it in the fridge.

I marinated some pork ribs over night in a rub I made with whatever spices I had around.  I think it was brown sugar, salt, pepper, mustard powder, paprika, cumin, garlic, chili powder, and a little ginger.  Then I threw em, covered, in the oven at 350F for an hour and twenty.  The last twenty minutes I brushed em with the BBQ sauce every ten minutes.  Then I took them over to Megan’s and threw them on her grill for another 30, brushing them every 10 minutes or so, and turning them over half way through.  She made made some Brussels sprouts to go with them that were delicious.

after brushing with the strawberry BBQ sauce

after brushing them with the strawberry BBQ sauce. I do not accept responsibility for the Miller Lite in the background.

straw pork 2

Finished product.

Finished product. Noms.

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