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Sweet Viking & Masi Masa Oven Roasted Ribs

July 01, 2021 0 Comments

Our first farmers market ever was in May 2020. Starting a business in a pandemic is a scary prospect, but our incredible neighbors at the South Pearl Farmers Market—like Kristi of Sweet Viking Gourmet Foods—made it a lot less so. We are thrilled to be her booth neighbor again this year! To commemorate our friendship, our products, and the 4th of July, we came up with this easy rib recipe for you to try this holiday weekend or any time the craving strikes you.

NOTE: You will need two packs of Masi Masa Ras El Hanout Spice Blend!

Serves: 2-4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Total time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Shopping List & Prep


  • 1 pack Masi Masa Ras El Hanout Spice Blend
  • 4 - 5 lbs pork ribs (2 racks)
  • 1/2 can 12 oz beer or hard cider —or— 3/4 apple juice
  • 1 TBSP olive oil

Masi Masa & Sweet Viking Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1.5 C ketchup
  • 1.5 TBSP pomegranate molasses (not blackstrap, regular molasses OK)
  • 1/2 can 12 oz beer or hard cider  —or— 3/4 apple juice
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1 pack Masi Masa Ras El Hanout Spice Blend
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 C Sweet Viking Sweet Pepper Relish

Cooking Directions

BBQ Sauce

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until thickened.

  2. Adjust to taste. (If you like your sauce sweeter, you can add some more brown sugar or a squirt of honey. If you like your sauce tangier, you can add apple cider vinegar. If you like it hotter, add some more Sweet Viking Sweet Pepper Blend Relish.)


  1. Rub 1 pack Masi Masa Ras El Hanout Spice Blend onto both sides of the ribs (most on meaty side). Set aside to marinate for 20 minutes (or overnight).

  2. Preheat oven to 320°F.
  3. Place ribs on a sheet pan in a single layer, meaty side up. Pour  3/4 cup beer, cider or apple juice underneath the ribs, cover with foil then bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until the meat is tender. Remove ribs from oven.
  4. Turn oven up to 350°F. Remove foil from ribs, drizzle with 1 TBSP olive oil, then return ribs to oven for 15 minutes or until rub becomes nice and crusty.

  5. Line a new sheet pan with foil then with parchment paper.
  6. Remove ribs from oven, transfer to lined tray. Pour any juices from tray over the ribs.

  7. Flip ribs so the bonier side is up. Slather with barbecue sauce, then bake 10 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven, then turn ribs over so the meaty side is up. Slather with barbecue sauce, bake 5 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 more times until you've got a thick glaze on the ribs.

  9. Cut ribs into individual or multiple rib portions and serve with remaining barbecue sauce!

To Serve

We like corn on the cob and potato salad with our ribs. You can find a quick and easy recipe for Moroccan potato salad here.



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