Oven BBQ Pork

After weeks of unbearably hoooottttt weather we finally have a cool, rainy day so I thought I would cook.  We had just purchased a large package of pork loin chops on sale.  I had a great recipe for pork spare ribs that I hadn’t made for over 20 years.  I looked through my recipe collection and found a stained copy of the recipe.

The ingredients for a really tasty barbeque sauce.

Barbeque Sauce

4 tablespoons clear honey
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2/3 cup orange juice
1-1/4 cup tomato ketchup
2 garlic cloves, crushed (I replaced with scallions.)
1 teaspoon dried basil (I replaced with 2 sprigs of fresh basil.)
salt and pepper

Mix all the marinade ingredients together and pour over the pork, cover and refrigerate overnight.

I replaced garlic and dried basil in the original recipe with fresh scallions and fresh basil.

This is a recipe for spare ribs which I replaced with about 5 pounds of pork loin chops. The meat was frozen when I started so I marinated it and let it thaw on the counter for about 5 hours then cooked the meat and sauce in a baking pan in a 375 degree oven for about an hour and 15 minutes.

Notice the well-used recipe on the counter behind the food.

The entire pan was covered tightly with aluminum foil for the first half hour.  Next time I might leave the foil on a little longer. 

After the aluminum foil is removed bake until the sauce thickens.

We enjoyed these on Saturday for dinner and again on Sunday for lunch.  I just can’t get enough of the barbeque sauce.

This barbeque was baked in the oven but could be used on a grill also.

Next time I might make a double recipe of sauce. One note about the sauce: it’s not nearly as good when first made as it is after it has cooked for an hour over the meat.

What’s cooking at your house?

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