Saturday, February 20, 2010

Heaven on a Bone

You must, must, must try this Delicious recipe.

It's based on the copy cat recipe for PF Chang's BBQ ribs, but I've altered it a little bit. And oh, yum.

It was the kind of yum that makes you close your eyes and curl your toes.

Yup. It's that good. So go buy some ribs and make this tomorrow!!

Heaven on a Bone

1 rack pork spare ribs (baby backs work, too)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 T. mirin or rice vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Combine ingredients in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Start cooking your ribs via your favorite method. I love to barbecue mine, but it does take about 45 minutes. (I always forget that and then am frustrated when they take forever to cook.)
Brush the sauce on when you first lay the ribs on the hot grate, then again when you flip them over after about 20 minutes.

You could easily just bake them instead, but then you don't get those darkened sauce crispy parts. And you want those. Trust me. You do.

I believe that PF Chang's actually boils their ribs, then deep fries them before tossing them in sauce. I'm sure they're amazing, but... well... I try to stay away from that deep frying thing whenever possible.

Now you might be one of those amazing people who have their dinner menus set for the next two weeks. I bow down to you. I want to be like you. Can I come over and take lessons?

Seriously, though. (Well, as much as I'm ever serious.) Maybe, just maybe, ribs are not on your menu over the next couple weeks. Don't go agonizing over having to rework that menu. I putting this recipe down at the bottom of the blog under "Deliciously Delicious Recipes".

Ah, man. It just occurred to me that I should have taken photos. Sheesh. I always forget that. Oh, wait! The ribs are still on the counter cooling before I put them away. I'll go snap a pic now.

Lucky you!


little bird. said...

Oh my.
That sounds delicious.

Barbara said...

Ribs are on the menu for tomorrow; I'll try this sauce then, even though I have at least three sauce recipes that are sooooo good on ribs!

Barbara said...

Ohmigosh! My husband, who in 46 years of marriage, has never said this, said as he put his second rib to his mouth: "THIS IS WONDERFUL!" And it is. I actually had all the ingredients on hand. Because we are only two people, I halved the recipe but had enough sauce for the accompanying rice. I baked the ribs at 425 degrees for 50 minutes. They were so tender and tasty. This has outdone our previous favorite recipes! Thanks for posting it!