This past fall, my tomato plants were still producing, and fully loaded with so many more green tomatoes, that there was no way that I was going to let them go to waste! So I made quite a few things out of them, including a nice variety of good old-fashioned Green Tomato Jello Jams!
My kitchen turned into jam factory, and the fun flavors were cranking out as fast as I could make them!
One of our favorites turned out to be the Mango flavor! I knew as I was making it, that it was going to have very special uses! 😉 This flavor was especially fantastic!! 😀
Awhile back, they had had baby back pork ribs at a fairly decent price, so my hubby picked up 2 slabs!
It was time to break out that “special mango jam” …..
I used one of my favorite, all-purpose, barbecue sauces, Sweet Baby Ray’s, and simply melted in some of that mango jam!
It. Was. Heavenly!
I knew these ribs were going to be something extra special!
So after coating them with a nice rub, wrapping them with foil, and slow-baking them in the oven until fall-off-the-bone tender, …..
….the back/rib side got a slathering of that “secret sauce”!
I popped them back into the oven to cook and set the sauce a little ….
… then gave the pretty, meaty, top-side the rest! Back into the oven they went for a quick few, and when they came out…..it was hard not to just go into ATTACK MODE.
They. Were. GORGEOUS!!!! And SO very easy to make!!!
Of course, I realize that you probably don’t have this homemade jam on hand, but you could most certainly substitute mango jelly, jam or preserves for this easily!
They are a definite must-make and were a HUGE hit!! My rub, plus my Mango Green Tomato Jello Jam and the sweet, tangy and thick Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, all came together magically!
It’s amazing what you can do with the last of the year’s humble green tomatoes.
I think I did them proud. 😉
*These ribs were served with baked potatoes, tossed salad with homemade salad dressing, and garlic bread for quite an amazingly tasty, and easy to fix meal!
For Dry Rub:
For BBQ Sauce: