Delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs to enjoy and impress with!
The ribs are super easy to make in the oven, taste way better than take-away food and take just 20 minutes of preparation. The hardest part is to wait, while the ribs are in the oven. I often prepare the ribs in the morning, before heading to work, letting them marinate all day (overnight is even better!). When you want to eat, you basically just have to put the ribs in the oven and wait until they are tender and deliciously sticky.
(For 4 people –loved ones or strangers- depending on who you want to amaze)
• 2kg pork spareribs, from the butcher or supermarket
• 1 big onion
• 100 ml maple-syrup
• 6 tablespoons honey
• 2 tablespoons chili-sauce
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire-sauce
• 2 tablespoons vinegar
• 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
Marinate the ribs in the morning or the night before
You need to boil the ribs first. Place a pot of water on high heat, with just enough water for the ribs to be covered.
Cut the ribs into smaller portions so each piece has about 4 bones in it. If there is a lot of meat on the ribs you can make 1cm deep cuts into them. You will get more taste into the ribs and they will cook more evenly.
Cook the ribs for 10 minutes and drain. Rinse with cold water to stop them cooking, drain again.
While the ribs cool, cut the onion into thin rings and put in a plastic freezer-bag. Add the syrup, honey, chili-, Worcestershire-sauce, vinegar and mustard and mix well.
Put the ribs into the plastic bag, close the bag, mix well and marinate until needed.
Bake the ribs in the oven
Preheat an oven to 180°c (fan works best).
Transfer the marinade from the bag into a small pot. Put ribs in an oven-proof dish with the bones on top. Bake the ribs 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
While ribs are baking, cook the marinade in the pot on low to medium heat until it thickens (don’t burn it!). Season with salt and pepper.
Get the ribs out of the oven and turn so that the meat is on top. Pour the thickened marinade over the ribs and bake for another 20 minutes.