After not being able to find restaurant ribs that satified my hot sweet appetite, I carefully attempted various combinations of flavors until I found one that I and my family thought was perfect. Hope you enjoy them too.
- 3 lbs pork back ribs
- 1 (8 ounce) jar honey
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1⁄2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 medium onion, grated or finely chopped
- 12 ounces barbecue sauce
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- Place all ingredients together in large roasting pan (i use bottom of turkey roaster).
- Cut ribs apart for easier serving.
- Mix together making sure to coat all ribs with this semi-dry paste.
- Spread ribs out evenly on bottom of pan.
- cover lightly with foil.
- Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 1 hour.
- Turning or stirring occasionally.
- You can use broiler for these ribs, just watch more closely, and adjust cooking time.
- These ribs are also great finished on the grill for a few minutes on each side.
I have made this recipe many times to get rave reviews and licked the platter clean! The only alteration I make is I slow-cook the ribs at 325 degrees for about 3 hrs. This seems to allow the flavors more time to permeate the meat plus makes for ribs which melt in your mouth.
We don't eat pork but the sauce sounded heavenly. I made the sauce and cooked two chickens, cut into 8 portions each, for 1 hour covered and then 1/2 an hour uncovered, basting every 10 minutes. It came out great, and what little that was left over tasted wonderful the next day cold!
These are great.I make a similar version with the exception of a few small adjustments. Instead of the chili powder i use Asain chili and garlic sauce to taste. Then,just before they are done,say 5-10 mins.,i remove from the oven and put under a pre-heated broiler to give them just a bit of a "mouth feel",somewhat similar to an actual "bbq" ribs.