Oven baked pork ribs with a Jack Daniels barbecue sauce.
These oven baked ribs are so easy to make and versatile. You can combine the ingredients to your liking. You can also boil the ribs in just water without adding anything else. They are cheap, easy to find and tasty. By boiling first then baking covered the moisture in the meat is retained, the meat will fall off the bone, soft while remaining juicy.
Although it’s easier to have some already made barbecue sauce at hand for this recipe, should you not, there’s an easy fix for that. To prepare some BBQ sauce, combine together two parts of tomato ketchup with one part soy sauce.
Taste and adjust for saltiness and sweetness. Now add some spices as you wish, chili, cumin, celery and garlic, whatever you fancy. For the boozy side of it, mix in approx 25ml (one shot) of your preffered brandy, whisky or burbon.
- 2kg pork ribs
- 20 black peppercorns
- 4 bay leaves
- 6 garlic cloves
- salt & pepper
- 200ml BBQ sauce
- Cut the ribs into manageable pieces, not too big or too small.
- Bring a pot of water to boil, add the peppercorns, bay leaves, the crushed (no need for peeling) garlic and a touch of salt. Other aromatics can be included to taste, as star anise, cloves, even cinnamon, chili flakes…etc.
- Once boiling add the ribs, reduce the flame and simmer gently for about one hour.
- Meanwhile heat the oven to 180C (350F or gas mark 4).
- Remove the ribs from the pan (discard the liquid or use for stock) and drain. Dust them with a touch of salt and pepper then cover (using a brush, or anything else, even your fingers) with half the BBQ sauce.
- Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove the foil, and “paint” the ribs with the rest of the barbecue sauce. Leave uncovered and bake for another 15 minutes to get them nice and crispy on the surface and the BBQ sauce to caramelize.