The only difference is that we don't actually put the barbecue sauce on in the last hour of cooking, as one of us prefers the meat plain. Have to say it was excellent without. Thank you for a delicious recipe Tracy.
Easy Country-Style Pork Ribs in the Oven
Calories: around 372 per serving
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours
Resting time: 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Country-style pork ribs (quantity depends on how many people you are serving - Tracy suggests two ribs for each person)
Salt and Pepper
Your favorite Barbecue Sauce
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Salt and pepper your ribs and place in a single layer in the pan, fattier side up.
Cover the pan tightly with foil and bake for 2 hours. Carefully remove ribs from the oven (steam and liquid in the pan will be hot) and check your meat. They should be starting to become tender. If they still feel tough re-cover and place them back in the oven for 15 to 30 minutes.
Transfer the ribs to a plate and drain liquid from the pan. Return ribs to the tray and brush generously with your favorite barbecue sauce.
Turn down the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit and bake ribs, uncovered for 1 hour more, or until you can pull the meat apart with a fork. Brush with another coating of barbecue sauce. Rest for 5 minutes and serve.
if your ribs are very large, 10 ounces or larger, extend the initial cooking time by 10 minutes.
If any of your ribs have the fat cap attached (a very thick layer of fat attached to one side of your meat), you can cut that off.
The approximate calorie content for each serving is 6 ounces of cooked meat and 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce. (It will be lower of course if like me you didn't add the barbecue sauce.)
Denise's note: I cooked the meal as directed except for leaving it in the oven the whole time because I didn't add the barbecue sauce.
As you can see by my photos we also kept the ribs in one piece right through to cooking. Ours was a regular cut spare rib, not the country-style as in Tracy's recipe. We shopped in Costco and bought a big rack of meat, separated into three portions and froze the other two portions. Our meal today was the third meal we made of this recipe, and each time we were very happy with the results.
We went with a very plain meal today. Boiled potatoes and carrots, and Gregg had sautéed zucchini and sweet red pepper with a little teriyaki sauce. They made a very nice accompaniment.