I think we all know ribs aren’t exactly the healthiest food out there. In fact, I made up a one-line song called “Fatty Meat On a Bone” that my kids and even some friends now sing. I’ll sing it for you sometime. It will blow your mind. But that is beside the point.
My husband loves ribs. I love my husband. I made him some fatty man meat on a bone. He was a happy husband. You see, the saying should go “The way to a man’s heart is through ribs.” Get it?!?
Ribs often require quite a few steps and a lot of time to make. However, this new recipe wasn’t difficult and the hands-on cooking time was only about 25-30 minutes. The inactive cooking time (boiling and baking) was about two hours. They came out moist and flavorful and even got an unsolicited positive comment from Nathan. That’s success in my book, my friends.
I hope you can bring joy to the heart of the man in your life with some easy oven baked fatty meat on a bone!
- 3-4 lb spare ribs
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ¾ cup ketchup (I used Trader Joe’s Organic Ketchup)
- ½ cup barbeque sauce (I used Trader Joe’s All Natural)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- Place the ribs in a large stock pot with enough water or broth to cover. (Note: I seasoned my water with stuff I had on hand: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion, jalepeno, and bay leaves.) Bring the water to a boil and lower heat to a simmer for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- In medium saucepan, combine ketchup, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and garlic; blend well.
- Cook the sauce over medium-low heat for approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove ribs from water. Cut the ribs between the bones and place on a baking pan with sides. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, rubbing it in. (Note: A rib spice rub would be awesome here. I just didn’t have time to make one.) Cover ribs in the sauce.
- Cover the pan with foil and cook for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes. (Note: Use parchment or foil on bottom of pan!)