Barbecue pork ribs is one of our youngest son’s favorite foods. If you are craving comfort food and don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen, these pork ribs will satisfy your craving, only take 15 minutes to prepare and the over will do the rest. The meat from the pork’s rib is fairly tough, and it needs a long time to become tender. This is why the oven is the ideal environment for slow and steady cooking. In only a few hours you will be eating mouth watering and perfectly tender ribs. Any type of pork ribs will work; baby back or regular. If you prefer poultry you can prepare split chickens and still get the same results. The trick to getting pork ribs that are tender and moist that simply melt in your mouth is to seal the roasting pan well and let the steam slowly cook the meat.
Ribs can be served with mash potatoes, apple coleslaw, tabbouleh, avocado or bean salad, anything that you fancy. Our youngest son makes nachos as an after school snack, he uses the rib meat and adds black beans and cheese 🙂
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 tablespoon of garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- ½ teaspoon of black pepper or ground red pepper (optional)
- 3.5 - 4 lbs pork ribs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¾ - 1 cup of barbecue sauce
- Preheat oven to 300 ˚F.
- Line aluminum foil on bottom of roasting pan.
- Remove ribs from the packaging and pull off the membrane, which is usually attached to the underside of the rib cage.
- Rinse the ribs and pat dry.
- Lay the ribs in roasting pan, cut ribs if too long. AVOID overlapping.
- Drizzle olive oil on the ribs, spread with your hands and make sure all the ribs are oiled.
- Prepare the dry rub by combining the first four or five ingredients.
- Season the ribs on each side with the dry rub and pat gently to make sure it adheres to the meat.
- Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 3 to 4 hours. The longer the time the more tender the meat will be.
- Remove the ribs from the oven and pull back foil.
- Turn on broiler.
- Cut ribs into serving size portions of 2 or 3 ribs.
- Brush on barbecue sauce.
- Place ribs in the oven and broil until ribs are brown and bubbly, approximately 5 minutes.
- Turn ribs over and repeat on the over side.
- Remove ribs from the oven and serve.
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