so here's the story. my mom made this recipe for New Year's at my Uncle's house. my mom generally cooks good things, so i ask for the recipe. many questions and inquires later, i manage to get what i think is the entire recipe. i plan on making these ribs "one day".....
then comes a couple of nights ago. i have a friend who is, at times, also a nuisance. i had a bunch of errands to run this weekend, but b/c i try to accommodate for my friends, and make time for them, i try to see if i can put my errands on the back burner. one of those errands included a trip to the farmer's market to buy veggies for the week. she suggested we go, so i thought, "ok, lets kill 2 birds with 1 stone." i get to hang out, and get an errand done.
she ends up wanting to get breakfast first, and we miss the farmer's market completely. Then proceeds to have me drive her around all day doing various other things, none of which are my errands. not a big deal - until....
she asks what i'm doing that evening, and i say "i'm cooking dinner, and then eating it, and then also playing video games." so, she proceeds to invite herself over for dinner. uh.... ok. so instead of the simple dinner i was going to have of either left-overs, or something quick - i now have to plan out a meal to accommodate a guest. did i mention? this guest is also a picky eater.
i finally decide to try out my mother's ribs recipe from New Year's.... go to the market, buy all the stuff, and proceed to cook for the next 3 hours.
time passes, and i keep checking with her b/c it is getting late, and she's not giving me a direct answer if she's still coming or not. in the end, she does not come, so i did all of that for nothing. she didn't even apologize....
i shouldn't say i cooked for nothing. the ribs came out awesome, and my a$$hole friend completely missed out on an amazing and free meal. her loss completely. my gain FTW.
so here friends is the recipe, with my own additions, that you can try out for yourself. hopefully when you make it, your guests will be more appreciative. and even if they're not, you will have a pile of delicious ribs to eat while they eat whatever crap they have at home :)
Easy Oven BBQ Ribs:
- about 5 lbs pork ribs
- 1 cup shoyu
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 3 Tbsp Honey
- 3 Tbsp Worcestershire
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1 large stalk celery, diced
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
slice large rib slabs into smaller ones for easier handling. do not slice all the ribs apart, just make smaller, more manageable slabs. par-boil ribs on stove in a pot for about 30 to 45 mins. meanwhile, line a baking pan with foil, and fill bottom with onion and celery. pour half of the sauce in the bottom of the pan.
preheat your oven to 350 degrees. when ribs are done par-boiling, put them on top of the onions, celery and sauce. take remainder of sauce, and pour on top of ribs.
bake in oven for 1 hour, turning over ribs halfway through cooking, basting at this halfway point.
when done, slice ribs and roll around in sauce to get full coverage.
eat and enjoy!
BONUS PICTURE OF FOOD! below, you'll see the other rack of ribs i made with a dry rub. for this one, it was not my recipe. i received a bottle of dry rub as a gift. this dry rub was from the famous Texas BBQ restaurant called "The Salt Lick". it was a little spicy and really delicious. if you're interested in buying a bottle for yourself to try, i highly recommend theirs! : The Salt Lick Dry Rub