Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cut pork side into ribs. Usually 2 ribs per piece. Place ribs in a pot and cover with cold water and bring to a boil.
Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for approx. 1/2 hour. Drain and place ribs in a long and flat glass dish.
Place onions and garlic over ribs and sprinkle gently with salt (or eliminate salt if using heavily spiced BBQ sauce). Completely cover all ribs with sauce of your choice.
Bake uncovered for at least 1 hour. This can be ignored in the oven for much longer if you are not home if the temperature is reduced to 300 degrees F. The longer the meat cooks the more tender it will be.
Note: I prefer a honey-garlic or a smoked BBQ sauce for this dish. Serve with mashed potatoes and broccoli or green beans for added colour.
By Darlene in Mississauga, Ontario
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This came out great followed instructions for everything except I just preheated 20 minutes into the boiling process. The taste was great though : )
I disagree with boiling the ribs at all. If my husband doesn't grill them, I just put them in the oven with the BBQ sauce, cover with heavy duty foil and cook. I'll only have ONE pan to clean, don't see any reason to mess up anything else or have extra electricity being used when it isn't needed and that I'll have to pay for. I am gonna try this recipe though. :)
The recipe sounds great but, do you really have to waste so much fuel in preheating an oven for over 30mins while the ribs are being boiled? Correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I know, preheating is only necessary when you are baking something heat sensitive like cakes, etc.
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