These oven-baked pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs make for such a tasty meal. St. Louis style ribs marinated in spices, worcestershire, brown sugar, and pomegranate juice then drizzled with balsamic glaze.

pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs on oval white platter

Happiest holidays from me and these glorious pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs, y’all! As I type up this very blog post, I’m currently chillaxin’ on the couch with all the holiday vibes around me. My Christmas tree is extra lit and looking all cute, my flannel and spruce candles are poppin’, and I may or may not have some hot cocoa on deck, ha! Listen, I ain’t ashamed to admit that I’m a total sucker for this time of the year.

Additionally, while we’re on the topic of cozy-inspired things, let’s talk about meals. I’ve been in such a mood of making super warm and comforting dishes. For example, chicken and dumplings are an absolute must, and so is this roasted sweet potato soup, and can’t forget this hearty easy skillet lasagna too. Bring on all those heartwarming + snug-filled eats, please! I’d love to hear all about your fave go-to dishes!

pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs on platter and plate with mashed sweet potatoes

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Colavita who I’m so excited to continue to partner with as they are such a great brand with products that I love. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

I’m using their Balsamic Vinegar Glaze within this pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs recipe, so very good! ICYMI, I recently shared this homemade sausage and fennel pizza and this scalloped potatoes recipe in partnership with them too! Their products include oils, vinegars, pasta, sauces, tomatoes, and more!

Other Great Recipes To Try

I’ve been wanting to develop a ribs-based recipe and I am so pleased with how this recipe turned out! These oven baked balsamic glazed ribs are truly divine, packed with so much flavor, and so easy to make that it’s ridiculous. In addition to that, they’re perfect for just about any occasion but especially for this season!

pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs on oval white platter with colavita balsamic glaze on the side

Ingredients For Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed Ribs

(Note: the full ingredients list, including measurements, is provided in the recipe card directly below.)

  • St. Louis style pork spare ribs: These are the ribs I used for this recipe but I like to think that this recipe is very forgiving and can also work with beef ribs or country style pork ribs too.
  • Seasonings: For extra flavor we’ll be using super simple pantry staple spices such as salt, white pepper (black pepper will work!), garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and dried parsley.
  • Marinades: These balsamic glazed ribs get marinaded which invokes deep flavor. Extra oomph from worcestershire, pomegranate juice, brown sugar, and the delicious Colavita Balsamic Vinegar Glaze!

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Season the ribs and prepare the marinade.
  2. Allow the ribs to marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  3. Place the ribs onto a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack.
  4. Bake the ribs in the oven at 350°F.
  5. After baking the ribs at the halfway mark, baste the ribs with marinade.
  6. Continue baking ribs until fully cooked through.
  7. Once ribs are done, drizzle balsamic glaze over ribs and serve!
pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs on top of mashed sweet potatoes on speckled plate

Rack Style Ribs Or Cut/Sliced Ribs?

For this balsamic glazed ribs recipe, I am recommending that the ribs be sliced apart beforehand. To do this, slice them yourself or ask your butcher to slice the ribs for you. If the ribs are rack-style it can be challenging to properly marinate them. Furthermore, when the ribs are sliced apart they soak up much more of the marinade. With these ribs already being cut, the baking time is drastically reduced as well.

What To Serve With Balsamic Glazed Ribs

I love to serve these ribs alongside some mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes! However, you can really serve up these ribs paired with any of your favorite side dishes. For example, perfect sides include my smoked gouda mac and cheese, these maple roasted brussels sprouts, also these southern collard greens, how about Jamaican rice and peas, and this delicious loaded olive cheese bread, y’all!

black hand grabbing balsamic ribs off of white plate

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pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs on oval white platter

Pomegranate Balsamic Glazed Ribs

  • Author: Quin Liburd
  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Cook Time: 1hr
  • Total Time: 1hr 15m
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Main Courses
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These baked pomegranate balsamic glazed ribs are so delicious. St. Louis style ribs marinated in spices, worcestershire, brown sugar, and fresh pomegranate juice then drizzled with balsamic glaze.


Ingredients

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  • 2 1/23 pounds St. Louis style pork spare ribs, sliced apart
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Colavita Balsamic Glaze, for drizzling
  • Pomegranate arils, for garnish- optional

Instructions

  1. Season the ribs: Using a large bowl, sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and dried parsley on the ribs. Then use your hands to  rub spices into the meat. 
  2. Marinate the ribs: In the same bowl, pour in the worcestershire, pomegranate juice, and sprinkle in the brown sugar. Again, use your hands to massage all the ingredients into the ribs. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer the bowl into the refrigerator. Allow the ribs to marinate for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight for best results.
  3. Bake the ribs: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Use a large baking sheet that is lined with aluminum foil on the bottom and pour about 1/2 cup of water onto the bottom of baking sheet. The water will help with moisture. Then fit the baking sheet with a wire rack. The wire rack ensures airflow and crispness on all sides of the ribs. Arrange the sliced ribs on the wire rack, reserve the marinade, and bake the ribs for 30 minutes.
  4. Baste the ribs: At halfway cooking mark, carefully take baking sheet out and baste the ribs with reserved marinade all over using a cooking brush or spoon. Then bake the ribs again for another 30 minutes or until ribs are cooked through completely.
  5. Glaze the ribs: Immediately drizzle balsamic vinegar glaze over the ribs while warm. Garnish with pomegranate arils, if desired. Serve ribs alongside your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

Keywords: pomegranate, balsamic, ribs, baked, pork