Growing up, my favourite restaurant was Lonestar. Every single time we went I ordered the same thing – along with my mum and brother; we always ordered the ribs. The waitress would bring a bowl of hot water (for washing your fingers in) which would always get my excited that my meal was about to come, but the water always cooled down significantly by time our meals actually arrived. The meal was always massive, with chunky crunchy potatoes, a delicious coleslaw and sticky pork ribs. Definitely enough for the next day!
I thought it was time to give this delicious meal a go myself, and while I don’t promise that they are as good as Lonestar’s, they are still pretty darn good! They are a pretty cheap cut of meat, and actually quite a quick meal to prepare – so they go a treat at dinner parties and the like; just make sure there is a water bowl of some kind on hand.
- pork ribs
- 2 onions, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1.5 c beef stock
- 1 c pineapple juice
- 1 T butter
- dash of lemon juice
- 3 T tomato paste
- 2 T brownsugar
- 2 T soy sauce
- 2 T vinegar (preferably malt)
- 3 t smoked paprika
- 2 t mustard power
- 2 t Worcestershire sauce
- pinch of chilli
- 160°C bake.
- Sear the ribs in a hot pan with oil before transferring them to an oven tray.
- Make the sauce by cooking the onion and garlic. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.
- Pour the sauce over the ribs. Cover the ribs with aluminium foil and put in the oven for 90 minutes.
- Separate the ribs from the sauce. Reduce the sauce in a hot pan until it becomes thick and sticky. This might take 20 minutes.
- Pour over the ribs and put back in the oven for 10-15 minutes.