Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oven Baked Spare Ribs

We plan on moving soon (less than two weeks, guess that means I better start packing?!?), and part of moving is always trying to clean out what food you have stashed in freezers, corners of cabinets, and crisper drawers. Since we bought that portion of a cow this spring, we are still working on clearing that out. No chance we will be done any time soon, but might as well use what we have! That's how we wound up with heavy red meat meals two nights in a row--this night was oven baked spare ribs.
Oven Baked Ribs
3 or 4 lbs spare ribs (boneless are best, but I used bone in)
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 T cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup ketchup
2 T lemon juice

Combine all ingredients. Marinate meat in this mixture overnight or at least all day.
Preheat oven to 400. Remove ribs from marinade and pour marinade in small saucepan. Place ribs in baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for about 45 minutes, turning halfway through. While you bake the ribs, boil the marinade. (MUST bring it to a low boil for five minutes or so since it was sitting with the raw meat; if you're not comfortable with that, remake the marinade and heat it up). Serve ribs with sauce.