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Pork Ribs with Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar #Recipe

Devo Olive Oil Co.

About a month ago, I was approached about becoming a Devo Diva which is a blogger who works with the Devo Olive Oil Co. featuring their amazing olive oils & vinegars in blog posts with original recipes. I was super excited to become apart of the Devo community because it would give me a reason to practice my cooking skills. I wasn’t really taught “how to cook” by anyone in my family and the dishes I cook today have been self taught and are based off dishes I ate when I was growing up. Sometimes, I like to experiment but I am not always sure where to start so having new cooking products to utilize gives me that extra push to jump outside of my box.

For the month of June, I received Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar, Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar and Caribbean Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar. To say that I was a bit intimated when I received my box and saw what was inside is an understatement. My initial reaction was…what the heck am I going to do with flavors like this? and how can I incorporate these flavors (or one of these flavors) into a recipe that is more than just a dressing on a salad? It took me a few days of pondering what I would do with the balsamic I had received and then it dawned on me: pork ribs covered in red apple balsamic vinegar! It sounded like a perfect pairing and one of the recommendations for red apple balsamic was to use it on pork.

And so, off I went with my idea in mind. I didn’t tell Alan what I was going to be cooking for dinner the night that I decided to put my idea into recipe form because I wanted to surprise him. We frequently eat pork ribs because they are quick and easy to make in the oven, and can be paired with just about anything. We generally eat them with a side of green beans or rice, or a salad. I thought I would change them up a bit by pairing the pork ribs with some of the Devo Olive Oil Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar, and to be honest I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out because when I use balsamics it is usually on a salad only! But without further adieu, my June recipe: Pork Ribs with Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar.

Pork Ribs with Red Apple Balsamic

Pork Ribs with Red Apple Balsamic

Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs with Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar
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  • 1 package of Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs
  • Approx. 3 tbsp of Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season pork ribs to taste with garlic salt, onion powder, and pepper.
  3. Generously bast ribs with Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar using a basting brush. Apply on both sides of the meat.
  4. Place ribs in a 13x9 glass baking dish or a dish large enough to fit pork.
  5. Cover with tin foil, and place in oven.
  6. Cook for 30 minutes (or until cooked through) at 400 degrees.
I don't measure my seasonings, I generally just sprinkle enough to cover both sides and how I season tends to be enough for my taste buds. If you find that you don't have enough red apple balsamic with 3tbsp, just pour more into a small bowl and bast until all ribs are generously covered.

Of course, I was so hungry by the time that these were done cooking that I forgot to take a picture of finished product; next time I make them I will be sure to snap a picture and update this post!! I think that the ribs turned out really good, but I think next time I will add a bit more seasonings & balsamic to bring out the flavor a bit more. I could definitely taste the red apple flavor and it paired nicely with the pork; we ate these with a side of white rice & mushroom gravy. You can definitely season the pork with any other seasonings you enjoy; I always eye ball my seasonings unless I’m cooking specifically from a recipe, so I apologize that I am not more specific.

I can’t wait to try out the other two flavors I received…I haven’t yet figured out what to do with them! Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment below, if you decide to try out this recipe. The Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar is available via Devo Olive Oil Co. in bottles of 200mL ($12.95), 375mL ($17.95), and 750mL ($29.95). Be sure to check out Devo Olive Oil on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on product information and recipes!

Disclaimer: This post was written on behalf of Devo Olive Oil Co. as a Devo Diva. I received product samples of the balsamics mentioned above in order to write this review, no other compensation was provided. All opinions are 100% my own.


  • Terry (My Journey With Candida) June 24, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Now that sounds really good. I have never tried the Apple Balsamic Vinegar. I just made ribs last week but we plan on making them more often. Going to give this a whirl.

  • Tess June 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I’m always looking for new ideas for meat. Thanks!

  • Pam June 24, 2013 at 10:16 am

    This sounds great. I think the flavors they sent you sound inviting and will give you motivation to be creative in the kitchen. I am willing to give them a try myself. Thanks!

  • Billie @ Rowell Reviews June 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

    These sound delicious, I especially love tender ribs.

  • Akhil June 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I am a vegetarian but i truly like the way you cook and your creativity, nice share :)

  • Staci L. June 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    This sounds delicious! Will pass this along to my husband–he’s the meat “cooker” in our house!

  • Pam June 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    This sounds delicious, Ashley! I love cooking with balsamic vinegar.

  • tony greene June 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Sometimes the finishing picture isn’t necessary. They look good before the heat and spices were put to them.

  • Krista June 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    These sound amazing! Balsamic is easily one of my fave ingredients – so versatile!

  • Corinne June 24, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I was drooling just reading the name of the recipe! These look delicious (and easy!). Can’t wait to try this.

  • Sarah Bailey June 24, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    This looks fantastic – thank you so much for sharing :) X

  • AmandaJean June 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of Country Style ribs, More of a Beef Rib kinda girl, but I have to say. they sound amazing! Can’t wait to see the finished product when you make them again!

  • Cynthia L. June 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    What a great recipe. I also love the different flavors of vinegar. So glad you shared this.

  • Angela Addington June 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    These look and sound fantastic. I’m going to have to try this recipe this weekend,

  • Jenifer Balatico June 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    wow! this is mouthwatering knowing I am thinking what to have for lunch. Yummylicious indeed!

  • Beeb June 24, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Just reading this post is making me hungry, I can imagine how you felt actually being in the same room and smelling it, I would’ve forgotten the after picture too! I definitely “Eyeball it” when I cook, too. This recipe is right up my alley!

  • Tomi June 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

    OMG Ashley, the Caribbean Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar sounds delicious. I was thinking it would go oh so great in a seafood marinade. Oh, and congrats on becoming a Devo Diva

  • Giveaways 4 Mom June 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I will share this recipe with my friend since I do not eat pork.

  • daisy June 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I love this recipe. We don’t have pork very often, so this is a great recipe to switch up our routine.

  • Closer to Lucy June 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Wow! Crazy easy! I so love that you used the balsamic, I never would have thought to.

  • daisy June 26, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I absolutely love this recipe!

  • Holly@homestyletips June 28, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I am going to have to try this recipe out! It just sounds so yummy!