Some say ribs are the Holy Grail of bbq’ing. A lot of people (self-included) have felt a little too intimated to even pick up a package at the market. Granted, there are some seriously involved rib recipes look up , but for first timers (or those who have been around the block), there is a delicious and savory way to bring simplicity back to ribs. If you have 9 hours, be my guest, but if you’re craving that delicious and tender meat that just falls off the bone, you don’t have to wait all day.

You don’t even have to have a bbq (which is great considering most of us don’t fire up the grill in winter).  And while ribs are one of those hearty meals that aren’t necessarily a “traditional” December meal, but they are tasty, and you can eat them with your hands. No holiday formalities required.


2 1/2 pounds country style pork ribs

2 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon Adobo seasoning

2 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons salt

1 ½ cup barbeque sauce


Place ribs in a large pot filled with enough water to cover. A huge lobster pot works well if you have one. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, Adobo seasoning, black pepper and salt. Bring water to a boil. Cook ribs until tender.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Remove ribs from pot, and place them in a 9×13 inch dish. Pour barbeque sauce over ribs. (This is where your preference comes into play. Some people prefer a tangier bbq sauce, while others prefer a sweet flavor). Cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until internal temperature of pork has reached 160 degrees F.

-Arianna Schioldager

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