So remember how I use to post beer inspired food recipes every Monday? Well maybe you don’t because the last time I posted a recipe was February… February – can you believe that? What have I been doing with my time? Certainly not cooking with beer.
The other day I was rummaging through my freezer in an attempt to not drag myself to the grocery store, something I some what detest, and found some ribs I had frozen. I left them out to thaw and went searching for a recipe that would aid in my quest to not go to the grocery store. I found a 3 ingredient recipe inspired by NC Gal for oven baked BBQ beer ribs. Perfect, I could make dinner and it saved me from having to go to the grocery store!
Now I will admit that when I saw this recipe I called BS on the meat being “fall off the bone” because of the high temperature that the meat was to be baked at. Baking at 450 degrees for 1.5 hours I thought all I would end up with would be crispy bones that not even Boomer would want. Thankfully I was wrong. These oven baked BBQ beer ribs were true to what they claimed and the meat fell off the bone and were perfectly tender.
In addition to only three ingredients the directions were quite easy as well. Which I guess would have been shocking if they were complicated. How can you complicate up 3 ingredients?
Speaking of ingredients you will need the following for this recipe:
4 lbs pork spare ribs (I used beef because that’s what I had)
12 oz warm beer (I recommend using a red, porter or stout)
1 cup barbecue sauce
Now on to the directions:
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
Cut the ribs in to portion sizes prior to baking
Place ribs in a 9 X 13 pan and pour the beer over the ribs
Cover the pan with tinfoil tightly
Bake for 1 hour 30 minutes
Pull the ribs out of the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 250 degrees
Remove the ribs from the pan and remove all the fat and beer from the pan
Return the ribs back to the pan and pour the bbq sauce over the top of the ribs
Cover the pan again with tinfoil tightly; return the pan to the oven once the temperature has been lowered to 250.
Bake for 45 minutes and you will have fall off the bone ribs!