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Air Fryer BBQ Pork Riblets
Source: National Pork Board
What You’ll Need
3/4 cup water
1 pound Prairie Fresh® bone-in St. Louis pork sparerib portions (cut 1-1 1/2 inches thick)
1 tablespoon Kansas City style barbecue seasoning rub (or homemade BBQ seasoning, see recipe)
canola oil cooking spray
2/3 cup barbecue sauce (bottled, heated)
Place water in bottom of air-fryer pan (underneath the basket). Preheat air fryer to 350° F according to the manufacturer's directions.
Meanwhile, cut rib portions between the bones into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces; place in a large bowl. Sprinkle barbecue seasoning over rib pieces; toss until evenly coated. Lightly spray rib pieces with cooking spray. Toss.
Lightly spray the air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Place rib pieces in the basket. Lightly spray tops of pork pieces with cooking spray. Cook for 6 minutes. Shake rib pieces in basket or toss with tongs; lightly spray with cooking spray. Cook for 12 minutes more, shaking basket or tossing rib pieces after 6 minutes.
Lightly brush rib pieces with some of the sauce; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce slightly carmelizes. Transfer rib pieces to a bowl and toss with remaining sauce. Let cool for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
Homemade BBQ Seasoning: In a small bowl combine 2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper. Makes 1 tablespoon.