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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
Heat the oven to 160ºC (320ºF). Line a deep roasting tray with parchment paper and lay the ribs into the tray, and cover it 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.
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.
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Slow Cooked Pork Ribs
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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Plating Your Pork Ribs
- Now the ribs are ready to eat, I served theM with Coleslaw, oven-baked fries, and lime wedges.
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
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.