If there’s one thing I can make, it’s BBQ ribs. I discovered years ago a secret to making seriously great BBQ ribs and I can’t believe that I haven’t shared it yet!
Now we all know that another way to make great ribs is to slow smoke them for hours. Oh baby yes, those are good ribs!
Raise you hand if you have time to do this every time you want to make ribs.
Now that we have that settled, the easy cheat way that I discovered is to cook them low and slow in a BBQ sauce/water mix in the oven for hours.
The fact remains that in order to make amazing ribs, you are going to have to cook them on low heat for a long, long time. however, this method is very fix it and forget it! That’s my kinda recipe!
THIS we have time for. You could even put them in your slow cooker all day on low and come back to Ribs that are ready to BBQ.
I put mine in the BBQ mixture and let them cook at 300 for 5-6 hours.
By the time the ribs are ready, the fat has dissolved into the water, the meat fibers have broken down and you are left with absolutely fall-off the bone ribs.
You carefully – because they are fall off the bone ready – place them on the bbq, cover them with sauce and then grill them up to get the rest of that BBQ flavor in.
Then you have these gorgeous ribs without hours of smoking and having to watch them. Indeed, because we slow cook them in a thinned out BBQ sauce, that flavor seeps through them just like smoking does.
I literally put them in the oven and ignore them all day, checking the sauce levels briefly. So low maintenance!
So while nothing beats ribs that have been smoked for hours, the simple fact remains that very few of us have time for that! This is an easier cheat method to get some great ribs that are tender and fall off the bone without the smoking process.
Has anyone ever done their ribs like this? What did you think?
Love you more than chocolate,
Your choice of pork ribs
your favorite BBQ sauce two bottles
large roasting pan
- Combine water and one bottle of BBQ sauce in the roasting pan, making sure that the mixture covers the ribs entirely while they cook. The mixture should be fairly strong with BBQ sauce. (I always buy a cheap, but flavor packed sauce for this part!)
- Cook at 300 degrees in the oven for 5-6 hours, until they are fall apart tender.
- Remove from the oven, bast the ribs with BBQ sauce and place on the grill to crisp up to get that great BBQ flavor.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 4-6