Friday, February 25, 2011

Oven Baked Pork Ribs

The Name Game.

These ribs frequently change their name.

First they were Chan's Ribs.

Then they became Karolyn's Ribs, then Sue's Ribs, then Dani Tucker's Ribs.

Maybe you'll want to make them and they'll become yours!

Want to see them a little closer?

How's that?

Start out with a package of Pork Loin Backribs.

I got these at Costco and they would easily feed 8 people.

Maybe more.

There's three racks of ribs in a package.

Start by cutting the ribs apart.

Then you're going to put them in a large pot.

Cover with water and bring to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.

Are you thinking--

You're going to wash away all the flavor?

That's what I thought at first, too.

I love watching the cooking shows were they show the ribs being cooked in a big smoker with a huge wood pile next to it and different kinds of wood chips soaked in beer.

I'm going to have to get Bryce to post his ribs recipe.

Make these ribs on the days you can't cook all day next to your smoker.

While the ribs are simmering, you're going to make the sauce.


1 cup shoyu 
(that's soy sauce for the uninitiated)

1 cup sugar

1 cup barbecue sauce

pinch garlic powder

That looks like about a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon.

Boil the sauce ingredients until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Skim the foam off the ribs and discard.

After 45 minutes, remove the ribs from pot and put them in a large roasting pan and pour the barbecue sauce mix into the roaster.

I use my turkey roasting pan.

As you're putting the ribs in the pan, coat them with the sauce.

And line them up.

After they're all lined up, use a turkey baster to baste the ribs. 

Tilt the pan in one direction so all the sauce runs to that side. It makes it easier to fill the baster.

Give them a good baste.

Don't worry, they'll get there.

Put them in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven.

Cook them for 30 minutes, basting again every ten minutes.

First 10 minutes.

They're starting to get there...

Give them their first baste.

This is after the second baste.

Baste them one more time.

And they're done!

We also had a side of macaroni & cheese, some crisp baby green beans and a garden salad.

And, of course, rice.

Rick & Jessica came over for dinner tonight.

Jessica said the ribs were fall-off-the-bone tender and...

(Wait for it...)

The best ribs she's ever had.

 Try them!

You have my permission to change the name when you give out the recipe.

(Insert your name here)'s Ribs

The Naaame Game.


No printable recipe for this one yet.


  1. oOo, and your cornbread would be perfect with this meal!

  2. These look awesome. I love all your recipes. The pictures and easy to follow tutorials are great. I love the recipe box in the ingredient picture! It reminds me of the one my mom had as I was growing up.I especially love your personal comments and anecdots. I'm a fan!!!!

  3. Hey, I have a similar recipe that uses oyster sauce instead of barbeque sauce. It also adds a couple slices of ginger to the boiling water. Thanks for the new version!

  4. the best ribs ever were the ones at the gas station outside of yosemite after eating rehydrated food for the previous week.

    not because they were the best tasting or had the best texture, but only because goshdernit i was hungry!

    sorta like how one of the best in-n-out burgers ever was on the way home from the airport coming back from living in china (thanks dad!)

  5. I just wanted to let you know that I am posting a link to these ribs on my blog. We absolutely love these and I want everyone to try them!

  6. These were the greatest ribs ever!! I posted them on my blog so hopefully others will try it (along with your other delicious recipes). Favorite blogger ever!

  7. We made these last night and they were SO GOOD. Joe wanted to try out the brand new grill so he threw them on instead of putting in the oven and they came out nice and caramelized. Realized buying a Costco pack was ambitious for just the two of us so we'll be eating ribs for a week. Do we regret it? Not one bit!!

  8. I did these ribs over the weekend. They came out so good, using pork spare ribs. Super easy, super quick and very tasty. This will be my go to recipe for oven ribs from now on.

  9. Hello! I made these for my family last year and they are easy and delicious!! I am JA as well, and love all the recipes I see on your blog. How come there hasn't been anything new since 2014? :)