We had a rare slow day around here with no house showings and only a few errands all done before lunch. I curled up in a cozy blanket next to the fire and watched a movie during the afternoon. It was a nice relaxing day! The dinner followed this theme as I made slow cooked BBQ country pork ribs. I paired them with chive mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas. The active time for the ribs was only 10-15 minutes and then they bake for a 1.5 hours in a 350* F oven, nice and slow! You could also cook them in a slow cooker for 5-6 hours. This dish is also very low on the messy scale which made my clean up crew (aka my husband) very happy! He told me this meal should go into the rotation :o).
BBQ Country Ribs:
3-4 lbs boneless country pork ribs
2 tbsp shortening (I used coconut oil)
2 cups ketchup
2 tbsp chili sauce
3 tbsp prepared mustard
1 cup brown sugar, packed firmly
1 cup water
1 tbsp garlic powder
4 tbsp Worstershire sauce
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1 small onion sliced into rings
1 lemon sliced
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350*F. Melt shortening in n oven proof skillet over medium heat. Brown the ribs in the skillet for 7-10 minutes. Arrange the onion and lemon slices over the meat. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and then pour over all in skillet. Cover loosely with foil and place in the oven. Bake for 1.5 hours.