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Ontario Pork Blog

18 May 2018

Easy Pork Ribs

Easy Pork Ribs

Be a neighbourhood grill hero at your next backyard party with our Easy Pork Ribs. These tender and saucy pork ribs are always a crowd pleaser, plus they’re easy to prepare ahead so the cook doesn’t miss out on the fun.

TIP: When preparing ribs, be sure to remove the membrane – a thin, silver-ish layer that can get in the way of great flavour. 

Rib Reality: Fall-off-the-bone signals your ribs are overdone. Strive for a tender bite instead.

Cook ribs up to three days ahead, then cover and refrigerate. On the big day, finish them to perfection on the barbecue. Lower the heat for the final 15 minutes, so sauce carmelizes and doesn’t burn.

Cooking times will vary depending on your grill and the weather. When preparing pork, temperature is everything, so use an accurate meat thermometer to ensure optimal flavour. A visual clue is if a hint of pink remains, pork is cooked perfectly. 

Check our retailer map for a full listing of locations where you can be sure you’ll find local pork from Ontario farmers. To be 100% sure you are buying local, ask for the Ontario Pork checkmark logo. 

After you pull your ribs of the bbq, share a photo with us on social media and tag @OntarioPork.


Yield: Serves 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour for back rib or 2 hours for side ribs

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb (1.5 kg)  Ontario side or back pork ribs
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1 to 2 cups (250 to 500 mL) your favourite BBQ sauce

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Back ribs: Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC). Remove tough membrane on non-meaty side by easing away a corner with a small knife, then tear the membrane away from the ribs. Side ribs: Trim away most visible fat. Pre-heat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together black pepper, red pepper flakes and thyme. Sprinkle over ribs and place on a baking sheet(s); meaty side up. 
  3. Add hot water to baking sheets to give about 1/4-inch depth. Cover baking sheet(s) with foil and place in oven. Bake at 325°F (160°C) until meat begins to recede from the rib tips - about one hour for back ribs, two hours for side ribs.
  4. Remove ribs from oven and discard liquid from tray. Follow further instructions to brown ribs in oven or on grill; or, ribs can be cooled, covered and refrigerated, for up to 3 days.
  5. Oven: Increase oven to 450°F (230°C). Brush BBQ sauce on one side of ribs, cook for about 5 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and golden-brown. Turn ribs over and brush on remaining BBQ sauce. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Grill: Put grill on high for 10 minutes then turn down to medium. Place ribs on a medium-low heat and grill for 15 minutes, brushing with BBQ sauce, turning occasionally.
Nutritional Information
Easy Pork Ribs
1/6 of recipe
Protein 35.2g
Calories 699
Fat 53.2g
Sugar
  Saturated 17.1g
  Monounsaturated 19.4g
  Polyunsaturated 9g
Cholesterol 181.4g
Sodium 764.4g
Potassium
Calcium
Carbohydrate 17.3g
Fibre 0.4g
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