BBQ Pork Ribs

Servings: 6

4 lbs pork ribs

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon paprika

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper/cayenne

2 cups of your favourite barbecue sauce


1          Preheat oven to 300 F/150C/Gas 1-2.

2          Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs. (I didn’t bother doing this and they turned out fine)

3          Mix together the sugar and spices to make the rub.

4          Apply rub to ribs on all sides.

5          Lay ribs on two layers of foil, shiny side out and meaty side down.

Lay two layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up to seal.

(I just layed them in the deep baking tray with another tray on top to keep the moisture in and they turned out fine, watch out for the juices bubbling up the sides of the pan though, it didn’t go over the top, but in a shallower dish it might of done)

7          Place on baking sheet and bake for 2-2 1/2 hours or until meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone.

8          Remove from oven.

9          Heat grill (I didn’t bother, just put them back in the hot oven for 10-20mins more, turned up to Gas 5/6)

10        Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2 or 3 ribs.

11        Arrange on grill pan, bony side up.

12        Brush on sauce.

13        Grill for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly.

14        Turn ribs over.

15        Repeat on other side.

I served this up with steamed vegetables – carrot, sprouts, shredded cabbage – and couscous




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