Oven-Barbecued Country Pork Ribs



8 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1/4 cup vegetable oil, divided
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
4 whole cloves
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
4 drops hot sauce
4 to 5 pounds pork ribs


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté until golden brown. Add remaining ingredients, except ribs; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer sauce 45 minutes.

Place ribs in a single layer in a 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes. Drain off pan drippings; discard. Pour barbecue sauce over ribs. Bake at 325° 40 minutes or until tender. Remove cloves and bay leaf before serving.