COUNTRY RIBS WITH BARBEQUE SAUCE
2 – 3 lbs. (1 – 1.5kg) country style pork ribs, preferably on the bone
5 sprigs fresh thyme or ½ tsp. (2.5ml) dried
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock, possibly more
1 bottle your favorite barbeque sauce
Preheat oven to 325° F (160°C).
Place ribs in an ovenproof dish in a single layer. Pour in a ½ inch (1.25cm) of stock or slightly more. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake 45 minutes.
Discard cover. Slather on barbeque sauce and roast another 15 minutes.
Check if meat is done by inserting the tip of a sharp knife close to the bone. You should not see any pink.
REMEMBER – meat continues to cook for a short time after it is removed from the oven.
Serve with plenty of sauce on the side.
I made this quick and easy dish for 4 people and served it with garden fresh asparagus. My family likes to add the barbeque sauce after it is finished cooking. (They don’t like the sugars in the sauce to caramelize.) Everyone “decorates” the ribs with the sauce on their own. (And we have plenty to spare.)
The chicken stock and thyme added a nice flavor to the pork on its own. Surprisingly the thyme did not “stick” to the meat but settled in the liquid in the bottom of the pan. (I used fresh thyme.) The meat was infused with the flavor rather than being sprinkled on top.
This recipe already has a “repeat request” by my family!
Meet the Author:
Sloane Taylor is an Award-Winning author with a second passion in her life. She is an avid cook and posts new recipes on her blog every Wednesday. The recipes are user friendly, meaning easy.
Taylor currently has seven romance novellas released by Toque & Dagger Publishing. Her first solo venture into non-fiction is a cookbook with eighty of her favorite recipes DATE NIGHT DINNERS, Meals to Make Together for a Romantic Evening.