Spicy Orange Marmalade Baby Back Pork Ribs

by Utokia Langley
Spicy Orange Marmalade Baby Back Pork Ribs | ShesGotFlavor

So I was recently on The CHEW (ABC) sharing my braised Curry Chicken which put me in the mood to braise some more!  Hence these beautiful Spicy Orange Marmalade Baby Back Pork Ribs.  I tell you when my little creative mind gets ta twirling and my instinctive gift of flavor gets excited something magical happens and an explosion of flavor is produced!  I mean really I just sit and start to imagine what flavors would work and how I would cook it to make it juicy and what seasonings would work best, how I would baste it and how long I would cook it; I shock myself sometimes!  When I tested this recipes, it was one of those out of the park hits that just well just makes you say “WOW soo freakin good”!  The great thing is these ribs are ready for any occasion, you can cut them up and make them into small appetizers, serve them for game night, make it a hardy dinner with a starch and veggie or make em’ for a special holiday like Christmas or a birthday!  No matter when or how you decide to serve these ribs, they are sure to please!  Hope you enjoy and share the recipe love!

oh yeah baby!

Spicy Orange Marmalade Baby Back Pork Ribs | ShesGotFlavor

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Spicy Orange Marmalade Baby Back Pork Ribs | ShesGotFlavor

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Spicy Orange Marmalade Baby Back Pork Ribs | ShesGotFlavor


2 slab of pork baby back pork ribs
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil to rub ribs (plus 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil for roasting pan)
1 tbsp. sea salt
¼ tbsp. ground black pepper
½ tbsp. dried thyme
1 tbsp. garlic powder

½ stick unsalted butter
2 cups orange marmalade
1 cup cream sherry
½ tbsp. sriracha for mild (1 ½ for spicy)
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
½ tbsp. sea salt
¼ cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Thoroughly clean ribs, pat dry and remove membrane (thin layer of skin) from back of ribs
  3. Rub ribs with extra virgin olive oil and season on both sides with sea salt, ground black pepper, dried thyme and garlic powder
  4. Add extra virgin olive oil to a large heavy bottom roasting pan or dutch oven pan (that has a cover) over high heat and sear ribs on both sides – 5-7 minutes on each side
  5. LETS MAKE THE SPICY ORANGE MARMALADE SAUCE – in medium sauce pan over medium heat melt butter, once butter is melted, add in orange marmalade, cream sherry, sriracha, apple cider vinegar, sea salt and brown sugar – cook for 3-6 minutes (whisking every 2 minutes or so)
  6. Pour ¾ spicy orange marmalade sauce over ribs, place cover on roasting pan/dutch oven pan, put in oven and allow to braise for 1 hour and 30 minutes
  7. After one hour and 30 minutes uncover and baste ribs with remaining spicy orange marmalade sauce and continue to braise in oven uncovered for an additional 8-10 minutes until sauce is sticky and caramelized but be careful not to burn
  8. Remove ribs from oven and allow to rest in pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer ribs to cutting board, cut into pieces in between 1-2 bones and baste ribs with sauce left in the roasting pan right before serving

Utokia ~
Sizzle Sizzle Baby

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Leandrea November 13, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Ohmygosh! I was searching for the perfect recipe for pork ribs and this Spicy Orange Marmalade Baby Back Pork Ribs Recipe is incredible. I cannot wait to add this to our meal menu. I know it goes against the recipe, but I will omit the spiciness so my girls have a shot at eating eat. Yum. I can’t wait to try this!

Jennifer Wagner November 13, 2013 - 3:46 pm

I always like adding something sweet to meat or any meal. I have an extremely big sweet tooth.

Greta November 13, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Those look really good! I love orange marmalade.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? November 13, 2013 - 4:27 pm

Those ribs look like they are so juicy and so full of flavor! Yum.

Jennifer November 13, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Those ribs look SO good. Now I’m in the mood for BBQ!

Tiffany December 27, 2013 - 8:51 am

Yum alert! My family would love this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Mama to 5 BLessings December 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

sounds very flavorful and looks super moist. so tired of the boring BBQ ribs – this sounds like a nice alternative!

Maria December 27, 2013 - 9:02 am

YUM!! I love adding citrus to our marinades. Great idea that my family will enjoy!

Dede December 27, 2013 - 9:28 am

Pinned!! This sounds like something that my husband would love. We need some new recipes around here!

Deb December 27, 2013 - 9:54 am

I’ve never tried orange marmalade with pork, but I am definitely going to be giving this a try. Pinned it for future reference.

@MommyPowers December 28, 2013 - 12:47 am

Can’t wait to make this! Yum!

~Sandy Gram

jo mandato April 1, 2014 - 12:47 am

i did this with neck bones also so good i needed to slap myself….yum,,

utokia April 4, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Wow never thought of neck bones for this recipe. You are creative! Hope you continue to try my recipes.


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