honey garlic ribs from the mennonite girls

One more link today….this time one that is a little more fun and less depressing! In fact, I made this recipe a couple nights ago and it was a cheer-you-upper! I will go on record as saying it is the best homemade rib sauce I have ever made and I can’t wait to try it on chops and chicken, especially on the grill. I discovered this website a month or so ago and have been testing out the recipes….”YUM!” says my whole family. And who can go wrong with a blog name like Mennonite Girls Can Cook?

Honey Garlic Ribs

4 pounds pork ribs
1/2 cup honey
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 cloves crushed garlic (I used bottled minced garlic)
1 tsp. coarse pepper (I used fresh ground)
1 tsp. salt (I used coarse kosher salt)

Place ribs in large roasting pan with about 1/2 inch of water. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Drain water from roaster.

Combine remaining ingredients to make sauce. pour over the ribs and bake for another 1/2 to 1 hour, basting ribs occasionally with the sauce.

I doubled the recipe so I would have leftovers and made a little extra sauce. Next time I will drain the meat in a colander to be sure all the grease and water is drained off. You will enjoy the sauce for dipping, too, and over mashed potatoes, which is how I served it.

* Note: I have been tweaking this recipe and would recommend the following changes: Cover the ribs with water and bake at 375 degrees for 2 hours. Drain thoroughly in colander. Return to pan and top with sauce, turn over all ribs so they are covered. Bake at 375 for 1 1/2 hours or until meal falls from bone. Patience is the key to perfect ribs!

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