Another week calls for another post and this one you will love, it’s a recipe to die for. This past weekend, I woke up craving pork and better yet it had to be ribs. The fact the weather decided to just go crazy and do snow one minute, then icy rain the next didn’t really help to brighten my day but I knew that good food would totally do the trick and so ribs it was with a side of coleslaw. After finishing my grocery shopping which I had to go twice since I forgot that Tesco opened at 10 on Sundays and not 8, I finally came back home and was ready to start the dry rub for my ribs, so before I bore you with my weekend shenanigans, I will just go ahead and share with you my oven-baked dry rubbed bbq pork ribs. You will need;
For the dry rub
- 1/2 a cup brown sugar
- A teaspoon salt
- A tablespoon mustard powder
- Another tablespoon mixed herbs
- 2 tablespoons paprika (Smoked or sweet your choice)
- 1 tablespoon garlic granules
- A tablespoon Onion granules
- A tablespoon chilli powder(Optional)
Note: This makes a good amount of rub, depending on the amount of ribs you have , you can tailor this to be more or less, I had 1.4 kg of ribs. All you have to do for the above ingredients is mix them altogether and you have your rub, simple. You might want to start doing this early enough depending on what time you want to eat them.
- Take your ribs and trim off any excess fat, then place them in a baking dish or you could use the disposable foil baking dishes which will save you on washing up later, you see I forgot to get mine so I just used my oven tray.
- Preheat your oven to 148°C/300°F
- Then take your rub mixture and rub it on the pork ribs one by one ensuring that you coat every piece of meat.
- Once you have finished rubbing each and every rib, place them in your baking tray and cover it up with aluminium foil and into the oven it goes.
- Don’t bother yourself for 31/2 hours, yes I know it’s long but gives you more time to prep your coleslaw or just lounge and grab a drink in the mean time.
Notice that these are barbecue pork ribs, you might want to use your favourite barbeque sauce or make your own if you have the time.
- After 2 and 1/4 hours, remove it from the oven then remove the foil then take your barbecue sauce and be ready to slather them.
- Cover each rib with the sauce using a spoon or brush ensuring top and bottom are covered well then put it back in the oven but this time don’t cover them.
- Let them continue cooking for the last 45 minutes brushing them frequently with the sauce.
- Once time is up remove from the oven and be ready to indulge.
- Serve and enjoy.