A very popular dish that really goes over well at couple’s showers or less formal baby showers, ribs are always worth the little extra effort and when you actually stop and think about it, they are usually not that difficult to make, simply pop in the oven and forget about them for a few hours.
- Ribs - I use pork, but you could use this sauce for beef as well.
- Garlic Powder (about 3 or 4 tbsp)
- 1 Large Onion
- 2 to 3 Garlic Cloves (optional)
- 1 cup of Water
- 1 tsp of Mustard
- 1/3 cup of Vinegar (I have substituted Vinegar with Lemon Juice and had a wonderful effect)
- 1 cup of Ketchup
- 2 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tsp of Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp of Chilli Powder
- 1/2 cup of Light Brown Sugar
To create a master piece:
This is completely optional but I find that it really brings out a wonderful array of flavor in the meat.
- Take the ribs and slice them into about 6 inch strips. Large enough for one serving of rib so you usually have between 3 and 6 ribs in each piece.
- Take the Garlic Powder and rub it into the meat on both sides.
- Lay the meat into a roasting pan. It is okay if you layer them a bit but it is better if they can lie flat in the pan.
- Mince 2 or 3 Garlic Cloves and sprinkle over the meat.
- Next, chop the large Onion and sprinkle over the ribs. Set to the side.
To make the sauce, take out a large sized mixing bowl and whisk.
- Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl.
- Stir together with the whisk until they are well blended.
- Pour over the ribs.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Once the ribs are covered in sauce, cover the pan with either a lid or tinfoil.
- Bake in the oven for about 2 hours covered.
- At this point you can do two things. One, uncover and continue baking for about 30 to 45 minutes longer or, two, remove from the oven and grill on the barbeque for about 10 minutes.
Serve warm and everyone will love the rich taste and the meat that almost falls from the bone.
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