Knott's Berry Farm Butterfield Stage Spare Ribs Recipe

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Knott's Berry Farm Cookbook Recipe - Butterfield Stage Spare Ribs

Knott's Berry Farm |
May 14, 2020

Food is such a special part of Knott's, and to honor our history, a Knott's Berry Farm Cookbook has been created with over 30 recipes listed below.


Knott's Berry Farm Cookbook Includes:

  • Mrs. Knott's Fried Chicken
  • Mrs. Knott's Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Cherry Rhubarb Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes and Country Gravy
  • Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Ghost Town Grill Beef Stew
  • Mrs. Knott's Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Boysenberry BBQ Italian Meatballs
  •  Cornbread Muffin
  • Butterfield Stage Spareribs
  • Pulled Pork 
  • Pork Chops in a Lemon Caper Sauce
  • Raspberry Salad 
  • Boysenberry Pie
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churro
  • Fresh Strawberry and Cream Tart
  • Boysenberry Macaroon with Boysenberry Buttercream
  • Boysenberry Margarita
  • Boysenberry Mojito
  • Boysenberry Sangria
  • Boysenberry Mimosa
  • Boysenberry Basil Lemonade
  • Boysenberry BBQ Sauce
  • Mrs. Knott's All Purpose Dressing
  • Belgian Waffle with Peral Sugar and Maple Cream Cheese Syrup
  • Berry Crisp
  • Popovers and Boysenberry Butter


All recipes included in the Cookbook have helped shape the Farm over the last hundred years. Keep reading for a small taste of the new cookbook - a recipe for Butterfield Stage Spare Ribs.

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Knott's Berry Farm Butterfield Stage Spare Ribs Recipe 


What You Will Need

For The Ribs

  • 2 Pounds Spareribs
  • Salt and pepper to season

For The Sauce 

  • ¼ cup Mrs. Knott’s All-Purpose Dressing, see below for instructions
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Berry Market Honey
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup vinegar

For the All-Purpose Dressing (will need for sauce)

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt


How to Make

Steps for Ribs

1. Cut the rack into individual ribs

2. Season with salt and pepper and render off the fat by placing it in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes. Pour off all the fat. 

Steps for All-Purpose Dressing 

1. Mix mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, lemon juice, horseradish, onion powder, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl, season with salt.

Steps for Sauce

1. In a saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. 

2. Roll each rib in the sauce to coat

3. Bake in 350 degree Fahrenheit over for 35 minutes, turning every 10-15 minutes.

4. If the Ribs are very thick, they may take an additional 15 minutes.