Fake Ribs


I’m kinda shocked I’ve forgotten to post this here.  I was totally digging around looking for the specifics of this, since I need to start making it in a few.  GG Marianne.

I’m copy/pasting this from my old, defunct LJ account, so this might not be news to some of you *eyes Lori* but I have it on excellent authority this recipe is a star, so I figure it bears repeating, just in case.  😉  This is our usual July 4th meal, though it’s pretty hands off (and easy) the rest of the year as well.

1 rack ribs (pork)
1/2 cup Jack Daniels BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce

Wrap ribs tightly in foil, cook at 250 for 3 hours.
Let stand approx 30 min (or until cool enough to unwrap and remove from foil without risking major burns and trips to the emergency room) There WILL be a large amount of rendered fat in the foil, and the ribs will have begun to shun the bones. Be careful.
Turn up oven to 325. Liberally baste ribs with sauce.
Cook basted ribs for 1 hour at 325. Apply more sauce, turn off oven, and let sit for another 30 minutes.

And the notes and disclaimers:

1) Fake because we don’t have a grill and didn’t make our own sauce.
2) On Monday, we’re at the grocery store. “Do we need more BBQ sauce for the ribs?” “No, we’re good.” Then the “oh crap” moment when you’ve got a partially cooked thing of ribs and realize you’ve only about 1/4 bottle left, and no spares. Hoisin was added pretty much at random and, I gotta say, it tasted amazing.
3) Note on cooking time/temp. I remembered my grandfather always makes super nummy ribs, leaving them in the oven on very low heat while they’re at church (since ribs are a Sunday thing) before basting and grilling. We decided to give it a try as a low-effort way to do it, to go with our generally lazy day. They were done after 1h at 325, but we were in WoW in the middle of an instance, so after taking 5 min to run downstairs and re-baste, we just turned off the oven and let them set. >.>


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