Orange Juice Glazed Ribs

Orange Juice Glazed Ribs


Orange juice glazed ribs are fabulous.  I did a trade with a good friend – she helped me hang some shelving in my place, and in turn, I made her dinner.  We took a two hour break between shelves to eat this meal and drink some wine!


Ribs are the gems of food growing up in the South.  They are gooey, delicious and so satisfying.  This recipe is sweet and savory and salty, just like a good Southern rib should be.  Get the wet wipes ready.

Orange Juice Glazed Ribs

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: Easily serves 2 with lots of leftovers,


  • 1 rack of grass fed, fatty ribs
  • For glaze:
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (I used blood oranges)
  • 3 dried figs
  • 2 slices dried mango (I buy organic, non-sulphured dried fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper


  1. Warm your oven to 300°
  2. Use an enamel pan or glass baking dish (not cast iron). Snug the ribs into the dish and use 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or butter under the ribs to keep them from sticking.
  3. Blend all glaze ingredients on high until blended well. You can chop the dried fruit up into smaller pieces to help the blend.
  4. Pour glaze over ribs and cover with lid or aluminum foil.
  5. Cook at 300° (or even lower, if you have the time to slow cook these babies) for about 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover for last 15 minutes to let glaze caramelize.
  7. Serve with steamed spinach and sweet potatoes (and LOTS of butter).