Jeff Smith 4 p.m., March 30
Simple Oven-Barbecued Ribs
Submitted by CuddleFish
I really can’t cook. I can do a few dishes adequately, if plainly. They had a special on pork ribs at the store a couple of days ago, so bought a rack. Made the mistake of asking the butcher to cut them up for me, which he did -- lengthwise. Anyway, I didn’t know until it was time to cook them, so just went ahead and prepared them, and they came out good.
- 1 rack of pork ribs, sliced into ribs, the rest into rib sized chunks
- black pepper
- garlic salt
- seasoned salt
- sea salt
- 1 bottle barbecue sauce (I like Cattleman’s, but any old bottle will do, as long as it is not honey based, depending on your tastes. I prefer tangy or hot over sweet.)
I put the ribs in a foil-lined pan (use the no stick Reynolds), generously spice up, rub in, spice up more, cover tightly with foil, then let them cook in a 400 degree oven until they are tender, then drain all the grease, and smear the sauce on them, cook half an hour longer with the foil covering, then another half hour with the foil off (if your oven is too hot at that temp, bring down to 350). Serve with potato salad and red rice.
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