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How to Make Honey Garlic Pork Ribs in the Oven

Honey Garlic Pork Ribs - CookingWithKimberly.comOne of my favorite dishes my mother makes is her Honey Garlic Pork Ribs she does not on the BBQ, but she boils them and finishes them in the oven for that perfectly done, fall-off-the-bone meat that you are craving.

If you so desire, you may finish the ribs on the BBQ just the same on a medium flame, just to get those great grill marks, and char-grilled flavor.

I’m not crazy about “red sauces” on my meat or BBQ, and much prefer them dry rubbed or with honey garlic sauce.

This recipe is based off of mom’s and her techniques. Enjoy!

Garden Salad - CookingWithKimberly.comType: Main Dish Recipe
Serve With: Rice, Baked Potato or Side Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours total
Yield: 4 servings

Boiling Ingredients:

  • 1 pack (2 kg) of pork loin ribs – country style
  • 6-10 litres water – in a large pot
  • 1 large onion – quartered
  • 1 stalk celery – halved
  • 1 large carrot – halved
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 stalks parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups honey
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • cayenne pepper – to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper – to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Honey Garlic Ribs BoilingBoiling Instructions:

  1. In a large stock pot that holds 6-10 litres of water, add to it: water, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, spices and pork ribs.
  2. Turn water on to boil and reduce to a simmer for approximately 1 hour. * Tip: As water simmers, some “imperfections” or the “leas” will come to the top like a brownish foam from the meat. Scoop off the leas with a spoon or ladle and discard.
  3. Once meat is tender to your liking, it should almost fall apart but is still attached to the ribs, take it out of the pot.
  4. Separate between ribs by cutting in between.

Sauce Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot until just warm.
  2. Dunk and saturate each rib in the sauce and place in a large baking pan (about 2-3″ deep), creating one layer of ribs on the bottom of pan.
  3. Drizzle rest of sauce over the meat in the pan and cover with an aluminum foil tent.

Honey Garlic Ribs Oven - http://CookingWithKimberly.comOven Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and then reduce the heat after putting ribs into oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bake in oven until honey has become sticky and slightly browned, about 20-30 mins.

* Tip: If it’s not browning quickly enough for you, take foil tent off and allow to brown quicker.

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