January 11, 2009

Braised Pork Ribs with Barbecue Sauce


We had these for dinner when Sky and Sarah came to visit recently. The rib meat fell right off the bones, and Bren's slightly doctored barbecue sauce was very tasty.

baby back pork ribs
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 - 2 beers
1 onion

Barbecue Sauce:
1 bottle barbecue sauce (we used Sweet Baby Ray's)
3 T brown sugar
couple shakes hot sauce
2 T whiskey or bourbon
s & p

Preheat oven to 240. Generously salt and pepper both sides of ribs. Put ribs in a baking dish. Pour tomatoes and beer over the meat (liquid should come to about halfway up the meat). Rough dice onion and sprinkle over the top. Cover and cook for about 3 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, combine ingredients for barbecue sauce.

Turn broiler on low. Remove ribs from baking dish and place on broiler pan. Smear with barbecue sauce. Put broiler pan in the oven toward the bottom and broil for a couple minutes then flip ribs over, smear other side, and broil for another couple minutes. Remove from oven. Slice ribs into servings. Serve with extra barbecue sauce on the side.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! We've had a little tradition for the past few years - we always make barbecue ribs for the Super Bowl. Something about the game calls for eating meat with your hands. I'll have to try braising them this way this year.