This is a recipe that was recommended to me by Kitchen Life Facebook friend Erin Jones. This recipe is a favorite among her family having been shared with them by a flight attendant back in the 1960's. She asked if I'd be interested in trying and sharing it with you guys...um, absolutely! I am always open to new recipes, and I do love ribs, so this making this was a no-brainer :)
We had this for dinner on a night when we had company that we hadn't seen in about 2 years, and everyone really liked it (the guys loved it). It's super easy to prepare and has a wonderful flavor.
I used all white sugar for the sauce, and bone-in ribs. You can use whatever type of ribs you prefer though, either bone-in or the boneless country style...doesn't matter. I marinated mine all morning and early afternoon (about 6 hours), but Erin said you can marinate them anywhere from 1 hour (the minimum) to all night. I would recommend that...just make the marinade and toss everything in the fridge the night before. The longer they sit in that sweet, sticky sauce, the better!
As for cook time, that depends on how many pounds of ribs you're making. I tend to stick to the '1 hour per pound' rule. Since I made just over 3 lbs, I baked them for just over 3 hours, and they were perfect.
Erin, thank you so much for sharing your family's recipe with us, we thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm sorry that my photos don't do this dish any justice (ribs are not the most photogenic things I've ever pointed a camera at), but this is a great recipe to have on hand, and definitely something I will be making again. Thank you :)
'Chinese BBQ Ribs'
Source: Erin Jones
2 cups water
1 cups sugar, white or brown
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon season salt
pepper to taste
crushed red pepper to taste (optional)
2-3 lbs of ribs (boneless or bone-in, doesn't matter)
1. Bring all ingredients (except ribs) to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
2. Place ribs in a large zip-lock bag or container with a lid. Pour sauce over ribs.
3. Place in the fridge and marinate at least an hour, but preferably 4-6 hours (or overnight).
4. Heat oven to 325. Place ribs in a greased casserole dish and cover. Bake time depends on how much meat you're using, but figure about 1 hour per pound.
5. Uncover ribs and spoon surrounding sauce over top. Continue baking uncovered for the final 15-20 minutes.