Monday, November 30, 2009

Need a Fix for BBQ Cravings?

I am going to try and post a recipe every week. The common theme will be family-friendly meals that don't cost a lot. Most of them will require very little work or time. This one is a well-worth it exception. These actually do not take a lot of work. They do, however, take time. This is a great Sunday afternoon meal when you will just be hanging around the house. You don't really have to babysit these, just watch a timer and give 'em a little love. I also love and appreciate any recipes back. I am always looking to add to my cookbook. Oh, and yes, I have made copies of the book which is now in our safe!

• 4 lbs Boneless Pork Ribs (I have used the country style bone-in as well)
• 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar s
• Paprika and pepper (to taste - leave this off if you don't like spicy)
• 1 Bottle of Your Favorite BBQ Sauce (I actually make my own from this site)
1 can of coke (or the same amount of water - Coke tenderizes it, but also adds sugar)

1. Mix, salt and brown sugar and place in a pie plate, set aside.
2. Double Foil a 13x 9 or larger pan.
3. Rub ribs in salt and sugar mixture then place in pan.
4. Sprinkle Ribs with Paprika.
5. Add enough water to pan to cover Ribs half way or 1 inch.
6. Bake in 250*F oven for 2 hours, then add one can of coke to pan, turn heat up to 300*F and turn Ribs and Bake 2 hrs more.
7. Drain liquid out of pan and then cover Ribs with BBQ sauce.
8. Bake 1/2 hour longer, then serve.

These were fork tender, but I did have to bake for a little longer (probably closer to 5 hours total in the oven instead of the 4 listed here). I have served these ribs on several occasions and get rave reviews. I also have a crock pot rib recipe, which is a lot easier, but has more of a pot roast consistency. I like making it when I can't be home all day. I'll post that one and an alternative country mushroom rib recipe next week.


HereWeGoAJen said...

Yum, that sounds good! I'll have to try these.

Rachel said...

I love that you're going to post recipes. We won't be able to make this one (the pork thing ;-)) but I always get inspired when I read other people's menus/recipes.

Tracy said...

Hey Katie, I have a similar dish that I make when I can get pork on sale. Put the pork in a crockpot with a can of no-sugar apple pie filling, add BBQ sauce to taste, and cook on low all day. YUMMY and oh so easy.

Katie said...

Thanks, Tracy! I still keep meaning to try that one. I am going on a big shop tomorrow, and pork ribs are on sale. Definitely going to try it!