Sticky Sweet Ribs Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on January 16, 2010 · 4 comments

in Frugal Cooking, Main Dish Recipes, Recipes

In Good Cents: Sticky Sweet Ribs The recipes are back! And this time, for good!   Plus, they’re now bigger and better than ever, because I’m bringing part of   Centsible Cooking to In Good Cents.   Look down at the bottom for ways to stretch your dollar and change up your meal or even make a whole new meal!

We’re starting off with one of my husbands favorites – Sticky Sweet Ribs. In fact, Scott insisted he didn’t even like ribs until he tried this recipe.   It’s delicious!

– – Ingredients – –

  1. 2   1/2 lb ribs
  2. 1 TBSP oil (I use olive oil)
  3. 2 TBSP Honey-BBQ sauce (or plain BBQ sauce)
  4. 3 TBSP vinegar
  5. 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce (or soy sauce)
  6. 1 TBSP garlic
  7. 2 tsp ginger
  8. 1 cup pineapple-orange juice (or pineapple juice)
  9. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  10. red pepper flakes (to taste)
  11. salt & pepper (to taste)

– – Directions – –

  1. Mix all ingredients, excluding ribs, in a small bowl for marinade.
  2. Separate ribs.
  3. Place the ribs in a plastic resealable bag and cover with marinade. Shake to coat completely and refrigerate 2 hours or more.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.   Place ribs on a foil lined baking sheet, cover with another piece of foil, and poke holes in the top with a fork to vent.   Cook about 1 1/2 hours until tender and meat easily separates.
  5. Meanwhile, pour marinade into a sauce pan and cook stovetop on high until it comes to a boil.   Reduce heat and simmer until the marinade is thick (approximately 20-30 minutes).   Set aside.
  6. Remove top foil from ribs and turn up the heat to 400 degrees to get the outsides a bit crispy.   Baste the ribs with the marinade and cook an additional 5 minutes.   Turn and baste again, then cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing to dip and coat with more marinade if necessary!

– – Additional Tips & Ideas – –

Swap It
You can swap soy sauce for Worcestershire sauce in most recipes and no one will ever know.   Decide which one to use by what you already have on hand or what is on sale.

Spice It Up
This recipe will be very spicy depending on how much (if any) red pepper flakes you use.

Change It Up
Instead of Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing, try Vidalia onion dressing for a whole new flavor!

Encore Meal Idea:
Have left over ribs?   Use them to make a stir-fry.   Just   mix with some steamed vegetables like broccoli, snap peas, or your favorite vegetable and serve on rice. Drizzle with your leftover marinade to add some extra flavor.

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