Applebee’s Riblets Copycat

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Applebee’s riblets copycat are a easy to make at home version of their fall of the bone riblets in a honey based barbecue sauce.

Applebee's riblets

Craving the delicious and mouthwatering taste of Applebee’s riblets? Look no further! This guide will reveal the secret recipe that will allow you to recreate this beloved dish right in the comfort of your own home.

Imagine sinking your teeth into tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs, glazed with a savory and tangy barbecue sauce that is simply irresistible. With our step-by-step instructions, you’ll get the best riblets and the delicious sauce with ease at home.

Riblets are a thing here with oven baked and crockpot versions.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a cooking novice, this guide will make it easy for you to impress family and friends with this crowd-pleasing dish. Get ready to unlock the secret recipe and indulge in the unforgettable taste of Applebee’s riblets.

How To Make Applebee’s Riblets At Home

Ingredients needed

  • Pack of riblets
  • Seasonings (listed below)
  • Applebees barbecue sauce copycat (listed below)

Helpful tips before starting the recipe

  • A griddle is perfect for this recipe. Searing the ribs on the griddle will give a true restaurant feel. But if you do not have a griddle on your stove top your oven is fine. Placing them in there for a high heat for a short period will caramelize the sauce beautifully.
  • When the ribs come from the oven they should not be difficult to handle. You should be able to hold the riblets without them falling apart. Yet, when you bite into them the tender meat separates from the bone easily.
Applebee's riblets

Making the Applebee’s riblets copycat

  1. First preheat oven to 275F. Next remove the riblets from the package.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the seasoning together. Next, season the riblets heavily with the seasoning.
  3. Now, in a baking dish add chicken broth and liquid smoke. Then, carefully lay the riblets on top. Earlier you seasoned heavy because some of the seasoning will wash away at this point.
  4. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the riblets for 1.5 hours in the preheated oven.
  5. While the riblets are baking, make the barbecue sauce on the stove top. Bring all the ingredients together and allow the sauce to simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Once the riblets are done baking remove them from the baking dish and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Next, sauce the riblets then sear them on a griddle on the stove top or the grill outside if it is summer. For the oven, heat the oven to 400F and add the sauce riblets in for 10 minutes. For both methods brush with the sauce before serving for a final touch. Enjoy.

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Applebee's riblets

Applebee’s Riblets Copycat

Applebee's riblets copycat are a easy to make at home version of their fall of the bone riblets in a honey based barbecue sauce.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • 16×9 Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5-2 pounds pork riblets
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Barbecue sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke

Instructions
 

  • First preheat oven to 275℉. Next remove the riblets from the package.
  • In a small bowl, mix the seasoning together. Next, season the riblets heavily with the seasoning. 
  • Now, in a baking dish add chicken broth and liquid smoke. Then, carefully lay the riblets on top. Earlier you seasoned heavy because some of the seasoning will wash away at this point.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake the riblets for 1.5 hours in the preheated oven.
  • While the riblets are baking, make the barbecue sauce on the stove top. Bring all the ingredients together and allow the sauce to simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the riblets are done baking remove them from the baking dish and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Next, sauce the riblets then sear them on a griddle on the stove top or the grill outside if it is summer. For the oven, heat the oven to 400℉ and add the sauce riblets in for 10 minutes. For both methods brush with the sauce before serving for a final touch. Enjoy.
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