We don’t eat a whole lot of pork around here; but I happened to come across some pork ribs that were on sale at the grocery store. I must admit, I ALMOST didn’t post this recipe because I didn’t think my picture was “pretty” enough. Then I did a Google image search and realized: pork ribs really aren’t that pretty. 🙂 These pork ribs were SO good, it would be an injustice not to post them—pretty picture or not. Four of us chowed down on them and everyone loved them.
I think the “key” ingredient was the smoked paprika in the rub. It gave it that “smoky” taste although they were baked in the oven. Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE to grill & normally grill ribs when I make them. But sometimes, you just don’t feel like messing with charcoal or wood. And last night was one of those nights. Here’s how you make these spectacular slow cooked ribs:
You start with making your “rub” by mixing light brown sugar and other good stuff.
After 4+ hours, you’ll take these bad boys out of the refrigerator and place them on a baking sheet in a 250 degree preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours. Then carefully remove the foil and drain juices from foil. Brush with George’s BBQ Sauce first, then your favorite “thicker” sauce. I used Sweet Baby Ray’s. I like the combination of the vinegar base and spices in George’s and the sweetness of Sweet Baby Ray’s.
Then return to baking sheet (uncovered) and bake at 350 degrees on each side for 8-10 minutes per side. Here’s the printable version of these succulent southern style pork ribs:Print
- Approximately 3.5 lbs southern style pork ribs
- 1 cup of your favorite thick BBQ sauce
- 1 cup George’s brand (vinegar based) BBQ sauce
For the rub:
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp red pepper
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- Pepper, to taste
- Mix rub ingredients together well in medium sized bowl.
- Rinse pork ribs and pat dry.
- Place pork ribs on large sheet of aluminum foil and rub mixture over pork to coat well.
- Place another sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the ribs and roll up edges of foil to seal.
- Place in refrigerator for 4-24 hours.
- When ready to bake, place ribs in foil on a baking sheet and bake in a 250 degree preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours.
- Remove from oven; increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Drain drippings from foil and remove ribs from foil.
- Place ribs on baking sheet and baste with George’s BBQ sauce first, then baste with your favorite thick BBQ sauce.
- Bake at 350 degrees for an additional 8-10 minutes on each side.