Oven Baked Ribs

You'll love these oven baked ribs, with their rich coating of homemade mustard barbecue sauce. The mustard sauce recipe is a favorite of mine. It works really well on those meaty country ribs.

I was born and bred near Kansas City, and to me barbecue sauce was always red and sweet, with a lot of spicy undertones. Visiting my brother in South Carolina several years ago, I was introduced to mustard sauce. At the time, I thought that yellow sauce was wrong. Just plain wrong.

Over time, I acquired a taste for the stuff, and now I like it quite a bit, especially since I worked up my own recipe. This is the sauce for the oven baked country style ribs.

Ingredients - Mustard BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup of yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper

Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly. Make this sauce a couple days in advance. That gives time for the brown sugar to completely dissolve, and for the spices to release their flavor into the sauce. Keep refrigerated at all times.

Oven Baked Country Ribs

Now for the ribs. Season 4 pounds of country style pork ribs with salt and pepper. Place them in a large baking pan and cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours. Remove the foil and drain off the rendered grease (save it for frying eggs if you want some great fried eggs). Pour the mustard sauce over the ribs, re-foil the pan, and place it back into the oven. Continue baking for another hour. Remove the pan from the oven and allow it to rest for a half-hour before serving.

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