Because I have never really been a huge fan of ribs, it’s surprising that I would choose this recipe at all. It was Memorial Day and I was looking for something to grill – a change from hamburgers and hotdogs. I picked up a Taste of Home magazine and there it was – Jim’s Secret Family Recipe Ribs. Well, I guess it is not a secret anymore since it was printed in a magazine! It’s hard to keep a secret, anyway! I made a few adjustments to Jim’ ribs – they were delicious!! Thanks, Jim, for sharing your secret!
2 pkgs. of pork loin country-style boneless ribs
1/4 C. soy sauce
1/4 C. dried oregano
2 T. onion powder
2 t. garlic powder
1 liter Sprite
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. hot water
1 C. ketchup
1/4 C. honey mustard
1/4 C. Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
3 T. lemon juice
1 1/2 t. white vinegar
Brush ribs with soy sauce. Combine oregano, onion powder and garlic powder; rub over both sides of ribs. Transfer to a roasting pan; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Add Sprite to roasting pan. (Don’t pour over ribs). Bake, covered, until tender, about 3 hours.
Meanwhile make BBQ sauce by dissolving sugar in hot water. Combine with remaining ingredients. Reserve 1 C. for serving.
Remove ribs from over; discard liquid. Brush both sides of ribs with sauce. Grill ribs over low heat, turning and brushing occasionally with the remaining sauce, until heated through – about 10 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce.
- These ribs will be very tender so handle carefully. I used tongs.
- You can use any BBQ sauce you like. I chose Sweet Baby Ray’s.
- Any lemon-lime soda will work. Just had Sprite on hand.
- If you don’t have brown sugar, granulated sugar will work.
- These are really good! Everyone will want seconds!
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This beautiful flag flies in front of Valley View Baptist Church, our church, on Hwy 69 South in Tuscaloosa – a beautiful reminder of that we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Happy 4th of July to All!