Ribs, Country-Style BBQ

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Assemble 2 sides of country-style pork ribs in a roasting pan, for example a 13×9 pan. Line with heavy foil for easier cleaning. Put in oven, or make the following BBQ sauce (also posted separately) and apply it, then put the meat in the oven.

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup (Heinz is the best)
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (Pearl River is excellent)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 T dry mustard (can substitute dijon)
  • heat, your favorite, to taste (e.g., hot sauce, cayenne powder)
  • 1-2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic

Finely chop together the ginger and garlic or grate the ginger and mash the garlic. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together all the above ingredients. Simmer, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes, until thickened, then cover the meat with the sauce, cover the pan with foil, and continue (or begin) roasting for about 3 hours.

Remove the ribs and spoon off the fat if it’s pooled in the pan. You can rotate the ribs if you like, or just make sure the sauce is down between each piece of meat. Up the temperature to 350°F, and leave pan uncovered and roast for another hour.

Spoon off the fat again, put the meat on a serving platter, and spoon the sauce over the meat. Cover with foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes.