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.

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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