One thing I do to try and save money is buy and stock on proteins that are on sale. This past week it was pork ribs. I grilled some, shredded some with BBQ sauce for sandwiches, and even put some on lettuce wraps. I was running out of ideas so I decided to make a garlic hot sauce to put on my leftover baked pork ribs from the night before. If this ever happens to you, this is a great sauce to put on any protein. I’ve put it on chicken, beef, and even tofu. I included how I baked the ribs below.
- baked pork ribs
- 1 cup hot sauce
- 3 gloves garlic-minced
- ¼ cup Olive oil or butter
- In a small sauce pan add garlic and oil. Once the garlic begins to bubble and brown, turn down the heat and let sit for a few minutes. Stir in hot sauce and let simmer for at least ten minutes to let the garlic flavor really come through.
- In a separate pan, set to medium heat. Once hot, add a little pan spray or oil. Place the ribs in a few at a time and brown for 2-5 minutes on each side.
- Take the ribs out of the pan and cover with the sauce. I served mine with guacamole salsa and cornbread on the side.
You can finish the ribs in the oven by topping them with sauce and baking at 425*F for 5-10 minutes or until ribs are crispy and the sauce starts to bubble. Like I mentioned earlier, I used leftover baked ribs. Then next day it was too hot to turn on the oven so I seared them in a pan instead. You don’t need to add this step but I like the crispy texture it gives the ribs.
Extra: Baked Pork Ribs from the night before
- 1.5-2 lbs pork ribs
- Pre-heat oven to 350*F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray pan. Put ribs in pan and season with salt, pepper, and little cayenne pepper. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. If you have ribs that don’t have much fat, add a little broth to the pan to help prevent them from over drying.
Peace and Blessings 😊