How To Cook Tender Pork Ribs

When it comes to pork ribs, we like ours to be soft, juicy and oh so, tender. But cooking such slide off the bone, tender pork ribs can be quite a task. Having a hard time hitting that sweet spot where your ribs are succulent and juicy and not dry and chewy? Don’t fret, we have just the thing for you. Read on to learn how to make the perfect barbecued pork ribs.

Oven-Baked Goodness

To get those deliciously, mouth-watering tender ribs, you need to cook them slow and steady for a long time. This is because the meat on them is quite tough and takes a long time to break down which is why baking them in the oven is your best bet.  Keep the ribs on a rack above the baking sheet so that the heat circulates evenly through all sides. Time to get ribbed!

Glaze And Rub

This oven-roasting technique can be adapted to any kind of barbecued ribs recipe so you can get that moist, luscious texture right every time. Sprinkle on some mustard paste on them along with your favorite spice rub. To get a hint of that spectacular smoky barbecue flavor, add some smoked paprika to your spice rub.  Paprika your way to barbecued ribs!

Remove The Membrane

Have you ever noticed the thin membrane that coats the rack? If you want to bake the most tender ribs ever that membrane needs to be gone! Slide a knife gently under the membrane and pull it off with your fingers from the bones. Use a kitchen towel to get a hold of it if you find it too slippery. You can even buy spare ribs without the membrane to make your job easier.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Oven Baked Ribs Recipe

Make your very own lip smacking pork ribs in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce.


For The Ribs:

• 2 to 2 1/2 pounds of pork ribs
• Salt and Healthy Alternatives Organic Whole Black Pepper

For The Barbecue Sauce:

• 1 tablespoon of Healthy Alternatives olive oil
• 1/4 cup of onion, finely diced
• 1/2 teaspoon of ground Healthy Alternatives Organic Cumin Whole
• 1/2 cup of ketchup
1 tablespoon of sriracha extra hot chili sauce
• 2 tablespoons of Organic Brown Sugar
• 1 tablespoon of Healthy Alternatives Apple Cider Vinegar
• Salt and Healthy Alternatives Organic Whole Black Pepper, to taste
• 1 teaspoon of Smoked Paprika


To prepare the ribs:

1.Heat the oven to 275 degrees F.
2. Season both the sides of the ribs with salt and pepper then place them, meat-side up, into a large roasting pan or on a rimmed baking sheet.
3. Cover tightly with some aluminum foil, and then bake until the meat falls easily off the bones, for about 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
To make the barbecue sauce:
4. While the ribs bake, make the barbecue sauce. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until they turn translucent. Add the cumin and stir.
5. Next, add the ketchup, the hot chili sauce, the brown sugar, and the apple cider vinegar. Stir to combine, season with some salt, pepper, and smoked paprika and then cook for another 2 minutes.

To Finish:

1.Remove the ribs from the oven, discard the aluminum foil and generously brush both the sides with the barbecue sauce.
2. Turn the broiler to high and broil the ribs for 3-4 minutes, just until the barbecue sauce begins to caramelize.

There you have it, your very own home-cooked perfectly tender, sweet, and spicy barbecued ribs. Be a pro at ribs and get your ingredients from the nearest Nature’s Basket or click here.

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