When it comes to a cook-out, it can be a bit intimidating knowing there are so many different theories and schools of thought on what the “correct” way to prepare your meat is. We love doing any number of different approaches, but it doesn’t get any better than a perfectly straightforward recipe that lets the meat stand on its own. You’ve most likely got all the ingredients on hand already, so grab your pork ribs, and get ready for a fun evening where you can rest assured your family and friends will have nothing but rave reviews of the menu.
Outback Steakhouse Ribs
Serves 6; 1 hour 30 minutes
- 2 pounds pork ribs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Sauce: (homemade or store-bought)
- 3/4 cup thickly cut bacon
- 1/2 white onion, chopped
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- pepper, to taste
- 4 tablespoons water
- Brown bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat until crispy. Add onion and sauté for 6-8 minutes, or until softened, then add garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
- Mix in ketchup, molasses, vinegar and mustard, and water, then season with cumin, paprika and pepper, to taste.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Strain mixture into a large bowl and set aside until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Rub ribs with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
- Wrap ribs in aluminum foil and place in oven. Bake for 1 hour.
- Remove ribs from oven and carefully remove foil. Brush ribs all over with barbecue sauce, then return to oven and bake for another 30 minutes