Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 15 mins
I have made this recipe many times using baby back pork ribs, the sauce from this is amazing, I have even added in a bottle of barbecue sauce in with the other ingredients! All ingredients can be doubled and adjusted to suit taste ---I most always serve these ribs with homemade fries or potato pancakes, see my Kittencal's Crispy Potato Pancakes --- If you prefer a more spicy sauce just increase the cayenne or add in some crushed chili peppers to taste --- make certain to roast the bones in the oven for about 45 minutes before cooking them in the sauce it improves the flavor.
- 6 -7 lbs beef bones (prime rib roast bones)
- seasoning salt (do not use too much salt to season the ribs!)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional or to taste)
- 1 -2 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
- 2 1⁄2 cups ketchup
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup cider vinegar (can use white vinegar also or half and half)
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar (or to taste)
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons mustard powder
- 2 large onions, coarsley chopped
- salt and pepper
- Prepare and grease a casserole or baking pan (large enough to hold ribs and sauce).
- Season prime rib bones (baby back pork ribs if using) with seasoning salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Place the ribs in the casserole dish, and bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 45-50 minutes; drain any fat.
- In a bowl mix together the garlic, ketchup vineger, both sugars, chili powder, cayenne pepper and mustard powder; mix well to combine.
- Add in chopped onions; mix well.
- Pour the sauce over ribs, and mix with your hands to coat the ribs.
- Bake uncovered for about 1 - 1-1/2 hours or until the beef (or pork) ribs are tender (baste occasionally, and season sauce salt and pepper if desired).
I love to try Kittencal's recipes... her versions of almost everything are so delicious. I frequently look to see if she has a recipe for "new" things we decide to try out... just to compare HER recipe to any recipe that we might have found (to make sure it is NOT missing something important). I wanted to fix an oven version of beef short ribs and decided to try her recipe... the sauce ingredients were quite aligned with our preferences (without added commercial BBQ sauce). I did use Mike Mills' Magic Dust for the rub for a more complex flavor to the meat (allowed it to infuse overnight in the refrigerator)... I keep it made up & on hand. Next afternoon I followed the cooking of the short ribs and saucing/basting just as written. Result was just delicious... tasty, tangy, and just a bit of lingering heat!
This recipe is absolutely delicious! We didn't use any of the spicy additives due to personal preference. It had such a pleasant smell and taste! This was an amazing dish! Thank you!!!
The sauce is amazing for this recipe. However, I was disappointed in the fat that remained with the finished product and they seemed over done to me. I did drain a signficant amount of fat after the prebake phase, but the final sauce/short ribs contained a large quantity of grease. While I will not make this recipe again, I will definitely revisit the sauce portion of this recipe.