How To Slow Cook Pork Ribs In The Oven

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How To Slow Cook Pork Ribs In The Oven

Slow Cook Pork Ribs In The Oven

People often think that to slow cook pork ribs you need a bbq. Did you know that you can also cook them in the oven? This method is so easy especially if it’s your first time cooking ribs.

It’s no secret that pork ribs are delicious. Cooking fall off the bone ribs can be a little tricky. That’s why I’m going to show you how to best cook them in the oven. Where the hardest part is removing the membrane and rubbing the ribs.

You can literally place them into a baking tray, cover them with aluminum foil and place them into a preheated oven. They need little to no supervision, and they’ll have a fantastic flavor.

What I’m sharing with you is the way they should be cooked. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have tender, fall off the bone pork ribs that would impress any chef.

 

Cooking Perfect Pork Ribs

First what you’ll need to do is remove the membrane from the inside of the pork ribs. Use a sharp knife and slide it under the membrane to separate it from the flesh.

Get a paper towel and grab onto the membrane and peel it off the rib. Using your favorite rub sprinkle onto the ribs coating them evenly.

CHEFS TIP:

  • Removing the membrane will let the rub marinade into the pork ribs, making them tender when cooked. It also isn’t pleasant to eat.

When the ribs have been rubbed place them into the refrigerator overnight so the flavor of the rub can marinate the ribs. This will create a chef-quality to your cooked ribs.

Heat the oven to 160ºC (320ºF). Line a deep roasting tray with parchment paper and lay the ribs into the tray, and cover with baking paper and aluminum foil. Place into the oven for 3 ½ hours. 

After 3 ½ hours remove them from the oven and take off the foil. Using a pastry brush baste both sides of the ribs with your favorite bbq sauce. Place them back into the oven for 20 minutes more uncovered.

I make a hoisin bbq sauce. This is 1 cup of bbq sauce and ½ cup of hoisin sauce, and 1 tablespoon of hot chili sauce. This is an excellent combo you need to try.

Pork Ribs Removing The Membrane
Pork Ribs Removing The Membrane
Pork Rib Membrane
Pork Rib Membrane
Rubbing The Pork Ribs
Rubbing The Pork Ribs
Rubbed Pork Ribs
Rubbed Pork Ribs
Rubbed Pork Ribs 12 Hours Later
Rubbed Pork Ribs 12 Hours Later
Basting Slow Cooked Pork Ribs
Basting Slow Cooked Pork Ribs

Make Your Own Rib Rub

If you’re looking for a way to add some extra flavor to your ribs, why not try making your own rib rub? There are many different recipes for rib rub, but most of them include common ingredients like sugar, salt, paprika, and pepper.

It’s easy to do, and you can customize the recipe to fit your taste preferences. Here are a few tips on how to make your own rib rub. Start with a base of sugar and salt.

These two ingredients will help to balance out the flavors and create a savory-sweetness that is characteristic of good rib rubs. Add spices like chili powder, ground cumin, onion, and garlic powder.

Experiment with herbs and spices to create your own signature rib rub. Then make it in large quantities and keep it in an airtight container so you’ve always got some on hand.

Here is a rib rub I use regularly to help you get started

  • 2 cups Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Smoked paprika
  • ½ cup Himalayan pink salt
  • ¼ cup Garlic powder
  • ¼ cup Onion powder
  • ¼ cup Freshly ground coffee
  • 3 tbsp Chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp Ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp Ground black pepper

Mix all the ingredients together and run through a sieve. Do this outside as there will be some spice dust created when sieving that you don’t want to get up your nose.

Larder Stables And Must Have Kitchen Tools

  • I’ll make it easy for you. stock your kitchen with these basic ingredients – Butter, milk, Himalayan pink or quality sea salt, whole peppercorns, sugar, vinegar, virgin olive oil, and plain flour.

Essential Kitchen Tools – Must Haves

You can’t be at a professional level in the kitchen unless you own a variety of high-end tools. Genius kitchen gadgets are an essential part of any home cook’s or aspiring chef’s arsenal. From some of the best chef knives, and kitchen cookware, to wooden cutting boards. These will set you apart from others and get you ready with what you need to start making meals like a chef.

My Professional Recommendations

Seasoning Food

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
  • As a chef the most underrated ingredient in the kitchen is salt. When my recipes call for salt and pepper I use a variety of different salts and freshly ground black pepper.

Many chefs, including myself, prefer sea salt like Maldon salt flakes or Himalayan pink salt. Both can be used for cooking and finishing. They have a refined flavor that brings out the natural taste of food.

How To Slow Cook Pork Ribs In The Oven

Slow Cooked Pork Ribs

Slow Cooking Pork Ribs In The Oven Is So Easy And Delicious, You Need To Try Them.
Prep Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 674 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pork Rib Rub

  • 1.5 kg Pork ribs
  • 160 grams Low and slow BBQ rub

BBQ Hoisin Sauce

  • ½ cup BBQ sauce - store-brought
  • ¼ cup Hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chili sauce

Instructions
 

Prepping The Pork Ribs

  • Inside the pork ribs, there is a thin membrane that needs to be removed. This can be easily done.
    Removing the membrane, use a sharp knife and slide it under the membrane. This is on the inside of the rib bones. Removing the membrane will let the rub pernitrate into the pork ribs, also it isn’t pleasant to eat. 
    Get a paper towel and grab onto the membrane and peel it off the bone.
    Pork Ribs Removing The Membrane

Rubbing The Ribs

  • Using your favorite rub, one you’ve brought or made yourself, I use a BBQ rub competition low ‘n slow from my local grocery store.
    Rubbing The Ribs
  • Be generous when covering your ribs, the more rub the better. When done place them into the refrigerator for 4 – 5 hours, overnight is better. 
    Rubbed Pork Ribs

Cooking The Ribs

  • Heat the oven to 160ºC (320ºF).
    After marinating the ribs for 5 hours or longer, line a roasting tray with parchment paper and lay the ribs into the tray, and cover with baking paper and aluminum foil.
    Place into the oven for 3 ½ hours. 
    Rubbed Pork Ribs 12 Hours Later

BBQ Hoisin Sauce

  • Mix the BBQ sauce, hoisin, and chili sauce together. After 3 ½ hours remove them from the oven and take off the foil.
    Get a pastry brush and baste both sides of the ribs with the BBQ hoisin sauce and place them back into the oven for 20 minutes more uncovered.
    Basting Slow Cooked Pork Ribs

Plating Your Pork Ribs

  • Now the ribs are ready to eat, I served theM with Coleslaw, oven-baked fries, and lime wedges.
    How To Slow Cook Pork Ribs In The Oven
Keywords BBQ Sauce, Limes, Pork Ribs, Spice Rub

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Serving Size: 150g Pork Ribs, hoisin bbq sauce.
Calories 674 | Total Fat 38 g | Carbohydrates 54 g | Fiber 0.5 g | Protein 26.9 g | Iron 1.1 mg

How To Slow Cook Pork Ribs In The Oven

I tried cooking pork ribs in the oven this is what I got. You won’t believe how easy it is to do. The hardest part is removing the membrane. Pork ribs in the oven, are awesome!

Pork Ribs Easy And Delicious

So, what’s so great about cooking pork ribs in the oven? They’ll turn out fall off the bone tender, moist, and delicious. Don’t worry if you are too busy they need little to no supervision.

Pork is such a versatile protein, it can be processed into bacon, pancetta, prosciutto, and pork sausages.

If you don’t have a bbq or just want to try something different, pork ribs cooked in the oven are the way to go. Just follow the simple steps I’ve shared and you’ll be ready to go.

If you’ve never cooked pork ribs this way before, I highly recommend giving it a try, you won’t be disappointed! You’ll know how to slow cook pork ribs in no time, and the family will love them.

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