Growing up I ate a lot of ribs with my dad, he would spend hours prepping them in the oven and then on the bbq. As a kid it was one of my favourite meals but not something I make often because of how much work goes into them! I am what you call a picky eater, and when it comes to ribs I am extra fussy. I rarely order them in a restaurant because I just don’t enjoy the flavour (they are never as good as what my dad would make).
My friend Deanne shared her 5 hour rib recipe with me years ago, I was skeptical because I had never made ribs entirely in the oven and the sauce was very different then what I was used to! They have become my favourite rib recipe (sorry dad) and everyone we serve them to LOVES them! In fact we just WON a rib contest with this recipe!
I like quick and easy recipes that don’t require a ton of fancy ingredients, this one takes time but is easy to make! I’ve altered the original recipe with cooking times so now they are 4 hour ribs, enjoy!
4 Hour Ribs
- 1 cup soya sauce
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
- 4 chopped green onions
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp shaved ginger
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp cornstarch (added at the end)
- 2 racks of baby back pork ribs
- Bring ingredients to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. Add in cornstarch to thicken sauce, it will thicken up as it is cooking on the ribs as well.
- Clean ribs and place them in a glass baking dish (we cut a rack in half to make them fit)
- Pour sauce over ribs (there will be enough sauce for 2 racks of ribs)
- Bake at 325 degrees for 4 hours covered with foil
- Flip the ribs once per hour and glaze with sauce
- Uncover ribs for the last hour of cooking
- Glaze the ribs with extra sauce and let them stand before serving