Oven Essentials: Heavenly Pork Loin Ribs

Andy Anderson !


When it comes to items like ribs, I love my smoker, and/or my grill. However, sometimes being outdoors is not a smart idea… Like when the temperature is so far below the freezing point, you cannot even see the mercury in the glass thermometer. I HATE it when that happens.

On those days, where cooking outdoors is not a viable option, this recipe produces some yummy tender ribs that will put a smile on your face.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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1 Hr 30 Min



  • 2 lb
    pork loin ribs, bone-in
  • 5 - 6
    red potatoes, halved, or quartered

  • 1 c
    beef stock, not broth
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    beer your choice
  • 1 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, thickly sliced, and cut into half moons
  • 2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground

  • 5 Tbsp
  • 5 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder

How to Make Oven Essentials: Heavenly Pork Loin Ribs


  2. You will need a good study, ovenproof pot with a lid. My recommendation would be a medium-sized Dutch oven.
  3. If you do not wish to make the BBQ sauce, no worries. Either make one of your own, or pick up your favorite store-bought variety… Sweet Baby Ray’s comes to mind.
  4. You want the ribs submerged in the liquid. So, if you need more, feel free to add it. In my case I needed about another cup of liquid, so I added 1/2 cup additional water, and 1/2 cup additional beer. This is a recipe for a pork braise; it is not a recipe for rocket fuel.

    The ratio of beer, to water, to stock, does not have to be exact. Have fun with it. Just remember to take notes on how you changed things up.
  5. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Add all the ingredients for the rib bath into a large pot, and bring up to a simmer.
  7. Add the ribs, and simmer, covered, (not boil) for 1 hour.
  8. Remove from heat, add the red potatoes, cover, and allow to sit for an additional hour. In this stage, you are not over heat... just letting the pot sit, and slowly cool.
  9. While the ribs are sitting there doing nothing, add the BBQ sauce ingredients to a small saucepan, bring to a simmer, then remove from heat, and reserve.
  10. About 1/2 hour before the ribs are ready, place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 325f (165c).
  11. Remove the ribs, and taters from the pot. Then, strain the solids, and add them to the ribs.
  12. Return the ribs, and solids to the empty pot.
  13. Add the BBQ sauce, and toss with a pair of tongs, or fork, to coat.
  14. Cover and place into the preheated oven, until the ribs are fork tender, about 1 to 1.5 hours.
  16. Serve the ribs with the taters, and onions, crusty bread, and some extra sauce. Enjoy.
  17. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Oven Essentials: Heavenly Pork Loin Ribs

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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