Need a good recipe for country ribs.
- Steve Harrington
I'm gonna buy 'em in a grocery story. I'm not looking for a crock pot, outdoor grill or smoker solution. Any suggestions?
Are you talking about country-style pork "spareribs"? If so, here's the simple recipe that I like: brown them, pour on a bottle (more or less depending on how many you're cooking) of store-bought BBQ sauce (I like Bulls Eye - you use whatever you like). Thin it out a bit with some water and a little cider vinegar. Thickly slice some big Spanish onions and strew over the top. Cover, turn the heat down, go sample some adult beverages for an hour and a half or so and then serve.
My mother prepared them similarly, but covered the well seasoned "ribs" in thin lemon slices and onion slices, covered with foil and baked low and slow (about 250F for 2-3 hours). Uncover, drain off excess fat in pan, cover with barbecue sauce, turn oven up to 450F to finish -- about 25 minutes or until your desired degree of crispy edges. The lemons and onions get caramelized, too and are delicious and you definitely notice a bit of lemon tang in the meat which is nice since the meat is so rich.
We use a dry rub of our favorite spices or a commercial rub and bake them in a baking bag. No mess to clean up and they are always very tender and well seasoned. Serve with warmed BBQ sauce for dipping.