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Slow Roasted Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Slow Roasted Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce

I’ve posted this recipe for slow roasted ribs before, but since it’s summertime, I thought I would repost with a little more info because these are the best ribs….ever!  Perfect for a cookout with friends.  I recommend pairing them with baked beans, broccoli salad, or potato salad.

Slow Roasted Ribs and BBQ Sauce Recipe

These slow roasted ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender, and so juicy and full of flavor. Part of that flavor is the natural goodness of the ribs themselves when they’ve been cooked low and slow. Part of it is from the homemade BBQ sauce that I slather on it to bring it all together.

This is my Nana’s recipe, and I have to say, she knew what she was doing! Whenever she made these ribs, everyone got excited. And there were never EVER any leftovers. These ribs are the kind of food that you eat and eat and eat because you just don’t want that delicious flavor to ever go away.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

If you were worried about making the BBQ sauce for this recipe – some sauce recipes are quite involved – don’t be. This is possibly one of the easiest BBQ sauces you’ll ever make. With ketchup as a base and a few ingredients you probably already have on hand, it’s a quick sauce that adds a kick of sweet and savory to these ribs that can’t be beat.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 cup vinegar
3/4 cup corn syrup
3 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3/8 tsp garlic powder
3/8 tsp tabasco
3/8 tsp onion powder

Directions:

Mix ingredients together in a heavy pot and cook over high heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

With so few ingredients, you might be tempted to heat this BBQ sauce through and call it a day, but don’t rush this recipe. It needs time for the flavors to fully meld into a delicious sauce.

Slow Roasted Ribs

I like to use baby back ribs for this recipe. They’re meatier than spare ribs, and I find that they get the perfect combination of tender juiciness and meaty goodness without as much fat as country ribs. Fun fact: country ribs aren’t actually ribs at all, they’re technically chops.

Preheat the oven to 300°. Cover a pan with aluminum foil. Put two long pieces of foil across the width of the pan. You will bring these together over the ribs to seal (hope that makes sense).

Baking sheet with aluminum foil
2 pieces of aluminum foil across the pan and 1 piece lengthwise. Make sure and fold the aluminum on the bottom together to seal it.

Cut the ribs up into serving pieces. I usually do 2 or 3 ribs. Place the ribs bone side down on the foil-lined pan and coat with bbq sauce. Turn the ribs over and coat the other side. About 1/2 of your sauce should be left.

Baby back ribs covered in sauce on foil-lined baking sheet

Cook the ribs bones up. Seal the aluminum foil tightly so the sauce doesn’t leak out. Cook for 2 1/2 hours.

Slow roasted ribs wrapped in foil and ready to cook

Remove the ribs from the foil, and place them on a new cookie sheet. Brush the remaining sauce on the ribs and broil 8-15 minutes (keep a close eye so they don’t burn). Turn, brush the other side and broil again. This step can also be done on the bbq.

Serve!

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Slow Roasted Ribs in the Oven

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Homemade bbq sauce and baking ribs low and slow in your oven makes this a recipe you will use again and again.

Ingredients

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/8 tsp tabasco
  • 3/8 tsp onion powder
  • 2 racks of baby back pork ribs

Instructions

BBQ Sauce


Mix ingredients together in a heavy pot and cook over high heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

Ribs

Preheat oven to 300°. Cover a pan with aluminum foil. Put two long pieces of foil across the width of the pan. You will bring these together over the ribs to seal (hope that makes sense).

Cut the ribs up into serving pieces. I usually do 2 or 3 ribs. Place ribs bones down and coat with bbq sauce. Turn ribs over and coat the other side. About 1/2 of your sauce should be left.

Cook ribs bones up. Seal aluminum foil tightly so the sauce doesn’t leak out. Cook for 2 1/2 hours.

Remove ribs from foil. Place on a new cookie sheet. Brush with remaining sauce on the ribs and broil 8-15 minutes (keep a close eye so they don’t burn). Turn, brush the other side and broil again. This step can also be done on the bbq.

Serve!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 657mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 39gProtein: 1g

Give These Slow Roasted Ribs a Try

These slow roasted ribs are some of the best you’ll ever have, and they’re so easy to make, there’s no reason not to give them a try. Cooking them low and slow in the oven makes them extra tender, and the homemade BBQ sauce that goes along with them makes them extra tasty.

For even more BBQ rib goodness, try my smoked baby back ribs. They have a classic smoky taste and that crispy outside that we always love in good barbecued ribs.

If you’re looking for another easy BBQ rib recipe, my easy slow cooker BBQ ribs are just the thing. Tender and juicy without taking a ton of time to cook, these ribs are the perfect dish when you want delicious BBQ, but you don’t have a lot of time to make it.

So…since it’s summer bbq season…what is your favorite thing to serve when you’re feeding a crowd?

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Jen

Sunday 26th of June 2011

My hubby loves ribs...I don't...so we compromise...when I make him and the kids ribs I'll eat something else. I'm more of a shishkabob (sp?) fan. Or BBQ'd corn. YUM. With some fresh watermelon :)

RoryBore

Saturday 25th of June 2011

oh my......my mouth's watering. seriously....I just drooled on my keyboard. so not cool :)

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