Homemade Ribs

I just love ribs! For the longest time I refused to even try making them at home, because I was convinced that not only was it going to be too hard, but I also figured that without a backyard with a grill, that was just not going to turn out well. And then I researched and tried, and to my big surprise, it wasn’t that hard! And they were plenty yummy without having been grilled on a BBQ grill. So. I’m thinking you want to try as well!? Let’s do it, it ain’t no thing….

What you’ll need:

  • 5 pounds pork ribs (I chose baby back ribs)
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 14 oz ketchup
  • 12 oz chili sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard powder

In a medium saucepan combine soy sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar, molasses, salt and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil, then set aside and let it cool to room temperature. Pour the marinade over the ribs in a tray, then let them marinade for at leasts a couple of hours.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cover the baking pan with a lid and bake for 2 hours. Remove lid. In the meantime prepare the BBQ sauce: combine ketchup, chili sauce, dry mustard, brown sugar and 1/3 cup of water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir to the dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat.

Brush the ribs on all sides with the BBQ sauce. Return them to the oven, and continue baking uncovered for 30 minutes. Then stick the ribs into the broiler for a couple of minutes to achieve the char.

For more recipes like this check out the Food Network

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