Wednesday, November 5, 2014


What is a person (who is hungry for barbecue) supposed to do after the grill has been put away for the season? Well, she goes for the oven.

I've tried lots of oven barbecue recipes, but it wasn't until I found this recipe cooking technique that picky-picky husband gave it two thumbs up, and it couldn't be easier!!

The "trick" is long SLOW cooking at a reduced oven temperature. It makes the meat moist, succulent and flavorful. The ribs almost melt in your mouth!!

Whether you are cooking for 2 or 12, this recipe is sure to please!!

The following directions are for country style pork ribs. Country style ribs are big MEATY pieces of pork (some have bones, some don't) and they look like this as opposed to the baby back rib cut.

We like to get the boneless variety (much less waste) but they come with the bone in as well and they are very economical.
Preheat your oven to 300°F and put the pork in a large baking pan (make sure they don't touch each other). Put just a little water in the pan, maybe 1/8" or so. The amount isn't critical, you just need to cover the bottom of the pan a little.
Put a tight fitting lid (or cover tightly with foil) and bake the pork at 300° for 2 hours. At the end of 2 hours, drain ALL the liquid (there will be quite a bit) and throw it away.
Pour an 18 ounce bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce over the meat, coating all sides. Note: The 18 ounce bottle will work for 2-3 pounds of meat, if you are making less, you can use less barbecue sauce.
Cover tightly and return meat to oven. Bake another 45 minutes. Note: half way through that last 45 minutes, uncover meat and baste it with some of the sauce that's in the bottom of the pan. The sauce will thicken up during that last 20 minutes with no foil. That's it!!