Instead of moaning about my lack of a barbecue again, I came up with the idea to ‘grill’ pork ribs in the oven to simulate the outdoor experience.
I use my enamelware roasting pan as a base and the roasting rack as a holder for the ribs. That way, the drips from the ribs fall into the pan which saves me all kinds of cleanup. And there’s no overwhelming smell of burnt barbecue sauce throughout my home any time I turn the oven on afterwards.
I boil the ribs in a large pot of water which has about 1/4 cup of white vinegar added to it before roasting them. I think it’s helpful to pre-cook the ribs as a lot of the fat is drained off and they take less time to cook them when you’re hungry.
If you are tired of the same old same old barbecue sauces – heavy on the ketchup or tomato and brown sugar, try this one. It requires only a few ingredients, which is convenient.
Here’s what happens.
Get some pork side ribs.
And the mustard, honey and garlic.
Measure the ingredients.
Lay the ribs on the rack and slather them with half the barbecue sauce.
After cooking the ribs in a 350° oven for 20 minutes, they look like this.
Turn the ribs over, paint on the rest of the sauce and put them back in the oven. Add more water to the roaster if necessary.
Another 20 minutes and the ribs are done. I usually broil them for the last few minutes so the barbecue sauce becomes molten hot and burns the roof of my mouth when I eat them. Hey! It’s all part of the experience.
Honey Mustard Barbecue Sauce
2 Tbsp. sweet mustard
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. garlic
Mix ingredients in a bowl and paint the sauce on the ribs.