Sheet Pan Ribs! This recipe is sponsored by the National Pork Board-Pork, the Taste Of Now
Dinner doesn’t get much easier than Sheet Pan Ribs with Maple and Cayenne
just place a rack of ribs on a sheet pan surrounded by the vegetables. Toss the ribs in some warm spices like cinnamon, smoked paprika, and cayenne. Cover and bake then uncover and drizzle the whole thing with maple syrup. Bake a little more then baste it with the pan juices and broil to brown. THAT’S IT! Life doesn’t get much easier than that.
I used St. Louis style ribs, but baby back ribs would work fine as well. Want to know the difference between the types of ribs? Check out this brief video below
Bake the ribs on a sheet pan covered with to foil trap the steam. This cooks the ribs and vegetables more quickly, keeping everything moist.
You can vary the spices to suit your family’s tastes, try sage and thyme for a more herbaceous flavor. If you aren’t a fan of maple syrup, try honey instead. You can even switch up the vegetables. Try carrots and parsnips or acorn squash.
Line the pan with foil for easy cleanup if you like. That will save you a headache for sure. Sheet Pan Ribs with Maple and Cayenne is a fantastic recipe that’s great any time of year but the flavors of maple and sweet potatoes remind me of fall. Make this on a weeknight or a holiday dinner, it’s a really versatile recipe!
Baste the ribs and vegetables with pan juices and broil for a minute or two for a golden brown glaze.
Sheet Pan Ribs
- one rack of ribs
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 acorn squash
- ½ pound of Brussels sprouts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees
- Place the ribs, bony side down, on the sheet pan. Scatter the Brussels sprouts on the pan
- Cut the sweet potatoes into chunks and add it to the pan
- Cut the acorn squash in half through the stem, remove the seeds, and cut into pieces.
- Place the acorn squash on the pan
- Toss everything in the spices and pour the maple syrup over everything
- Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes
- Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes
- Baste the ribs and vegetables with pan juices and broil for a minute or two. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning
Sheet Pan Ribs Maple and Cayenne