You’ll need the following ingredients to make the ribs: 2 racks of pork ribs, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, 1/2 cup of ketchup, 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon of ground mustard, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 2 tablespoons of kosher salt.
To make the ribs, start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Place the ribs on a baking sheet and rub them with the olive oil. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, and kosher salt to create a barbeque sauce. Brush the ribs generously with the barbeque sauce on both sides. Bake the ribs in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Baste the ribs with additional barbeque sauce every 30 minutes. Once the ribs are done baking, let them cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Each serving of baked barbeque ribs contains about 437 calories, 28 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbohydrates, and 28 grams of protein. It also contains 2 grams of fiber and 837 milligrams of sodium. Baked barbeque ribs are a great source of protein and are also a good source of iron, vitamin B6, and niacin. This dish is best enjoyed with a side of vegetables or a salad.
For the best results, use a good quality rib rub and a homemade barbeque sauce. You can also add other spices to the barbeque sauce if you like, such as cumin, oregano, and thyme. If you’d like a sweeter barbeque sauce, you can add a bit of honey or molasses to the mix. Lastly, make sure to check the ribs for doneness before serving. You can do this by inserting a thermometer into the thickest part of the ribs and making sure that the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Baked barbeque ribs are best served with coleslaw, potato salad, cornbread, or a green salad. You can also serve them with roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes. For an added touch, garnish the ribs with fresh parsley or cilantro. Leftover ribs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
For a spicier version of baked barbeque ribs, you can add some hot sauce or cayenne pepper to the barbeque sauce. You can also add some honey or molasses for a sweeter flavor. For an Asian inspired version, you can use soy sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce and add some sesame oil, ginger, and garlic to the barbeque sauce.
When preparing and handling raw pork, it’s important to take extra precautions to avoid foodborne illness. Make sure to wash your hands, cutting board, and utensils with hot soapy water before and after handling the pork. To ensure that the pork is cooked to the right temperature, use an instant-read thermometer. The internal temperature of the pork should be 165°F before consuming.