Ribs with Sweet and Spicy Mango BBQ Sauce


  1. Remove the membrane from the ribs. Cut into sections of 4 ribs each. Dry ribs with paper towels. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Wrap each section of ribs tightly in foil.
  2. Insert ribs into the air fryer baskets. Set temperature to 350°F and time to 1 hour, then press Start/Pause.
  3. Make the barbecue sauce by heating a pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 30 seconds. 
  4. Add the mango, tomato puree, tomato paste, whole serrano chile, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, worcestershire, dijon mustard, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and chile powder. 
  5. Bring to a very low boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the serrano chile and discard. Let the sauce cool slightly.
  6. Puree sauce in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour sauce into a jar to store while ribs cook.
  7. Remove ribs from the air fryer baskets after 1 hour and remove the foil. Brush the ribs with BBQ sauce. Place ribs back into the air fryer.
  8. Set temperature to 320°F and time to 25 minutes, then press Start/Pause. 
  9. Flip ribs halfway through cooking and brush with additional BBQ sauce.
  10. Remove when ribs are tender and caramelized.