Tangy Barbecued Lamb Riblets

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 40 min.
Grape jelly and barbecue sauce add surprising zip to these tangy lamb riblets.


  • 3 lbs lamb riblets, trimmed
  • 1- 1/4 cups prepared barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly
  • 2 Tbs lime or lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Cut lamb riblets into 2-rib pieces. Place riblets in large pot; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until jelly is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • When riblets are done, remove from saucepan; discard water. Pat dry with paper towels to remove excess water.
  • Grill ribs over medium-hot coals. Cook 4 inches over coals for 10 to 15 minutes, turning and basting frequently.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 358
  Calories from Fat 217 (61%)
(37%)Total Fat 24g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(28%)Cholesterol 85mg
(16%)Sodium 386mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 14g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(42%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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