We love Pork Ribs! We like it tender, juicy, sticky and meat-off-the-bones kind! Just like this one.
Getting them on a plate is easy if it’s on the menu of a decent restaurant. The dream though is cooking them in your own kitchen and having them when you want it and at multiple servings. For hubby and me, it’s a dream no more. Let me show you how we cook a smoky barbecue flavoured ribs that melts in your mouth. Simply put… it is yum! This one’s a restaurant-quality meal that you would just like to serve at home for your family and friends.
Hubby and I learned the trick on how to cook top-notch quality pork ribs. It reminds me a lot of what Tony Romas serves us in the Philippines. Cooking it though tested a bit of our patience. It takes a while in the oven before we get the tenderness we want in that flavourful meat. On the up-side, the “how” of it all is really very simple. (So, easy to do.) And the ingredients that we used are easy to get from the stores, too.
If you’re keen in making this kind of ribs at home, read on.
BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe
- Pork ribs 800g1kg
- Barbecue sauce We used Smoky Barbecue flavour
- Paprika ½ tbsp
- Garlic powder ½ tbsp
- Chili powder 2 tsp
- Raw sugar ½ tbsp.
- Salt 2 tsp
- Garlic granules 2 tsp
- Pat-dry the pork ribs with kitchen paper towels.
- Combine the following in a dry bowl to make the rub for the ribs – paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, raw sugar and salt.
- Pre-heat oven at 160 degrees.
- Rub the ribs with the mixture prepared in Step 2. Make sure every portion of the ribs is covered.
- Sprinkle garlic granules on top of the meat slab. Note the ribs should be ‘meat down’. This will help in keeping the the meat tender and juicy as the juice will concentrate on the meat while it drips during cooking.
- Cover the ribs in foil. Make sure it is sealed completely.
- Bake for 1.5 - 2 hours (depending on the size of the ribs).
- Carefully take the ribs out from the oven.
- Open the top foil with a knife.
- Pour and brush barbecue sauce on top of the slab and put back in the oven.
- If you have an oven that has a grill mode, switch it so and grill for another 15-20 minutes. If not, you can grill it on fire for 10 mins. If you don’t have a grill mode and don’t have a grill, you can just keep it in the oven for another 30 mins.
- When you get that sticky texture from the grill, take the ribs out.
- Rest for 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with a cold beverage.
Tips and Tricks
In addition to barbecue sauce, you can use your favorite dry rub to make your ribs taste great. Here are some tips to use a dry rub to get the best results. First, start with a medium-high-heat grill. Once the ribs are browned and slightly charred, they are ready to be cooked. While the ribs are cooking, cut them between the bones and toss with sauce.
Season the ribs with the dry rub. It is important to season them with black pepper and sea salt. This is also a good time to apply some marinade. Place the ribs on a large cutting board. Cover the ribs with the marinade. After the spicing process is complete, remove the ribs from the grill and serve. You can also use an instant pot to prepare this recipe.
Once the ribs have reached the desired temperature, remove the silverskin from them using a paper towel. Sprinkle with dry rub and wrap with two to three layers of aluminum foil. If you’re using standard-size aluminum foil, you’ll probably need three layers. Don’t poke holes in the foil, as this could make it soggy. Once the ribs have reached the correct temperature, remove the foil and let them rest.
For the best results, brine the ribs for an overnight time before cooking. Then, place them in the oven at 225oF for four hours. After that, rub them generously with the marinade to ensure that they are coated with a tasty glaze. Afterwards, place the ribs in the roasting pan. The sauce should coat all of the ribs.
Once the ribs are coated with dry rub, it is important to remember that ribs are 50 percent bone, so you’ll want to use a small amount. It’s best to use different hands to salt the rigs and avoid contamination. Lastly, when cooking ribs, you should be careful not to forget to salt the ribs. As long as they don’t have a lot of bones, they should be juicy and flavorful.
For the best ribs, start by preparing the sauce. You can add it in the last few minutes of the cooking process. Then, you can brush the ribs with the sauce to keep them moist and juicy. You can make ribs ahead of time. This is a great option if you’re preparing a large meal for a large gathering. As long as you follow the instructions carefully, they will turn out great.
Once the ribs are completely dry, they’re ready to serve. To serve ribs on the grill, place them in the oven at 225oC or gas 6. Immediately rub them with the marinade, leaving them to cook. Once the ribs are cooked, the sauce should be sticky and delicious. The ribs should be tender and have a rich, meaty taste.
After brushing the ribs with barbecue sauce, place them on the grill. Leave them on the grill for about 15 to 30 minutes. They should be fully cooked through. The sauce should be thick and sticky. Then, you should brush the ribs with it and serve them with the remaining sauce. While the grilled spit is the main cooking area, the ribs should be kept in the hot section. The ribs should be well-browned.