- 2 racks pork ribs
- 2 cups of your favorite porter or stout beer
- 2 cups chicken broth or water
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 tablespoon brown mustard
- 3 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- Barbecue sauce (optional)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Season ribs well with salt and pepper.
In a large roasting pan, combine beer, broth, molasses, mustard, garlic and onion. Place ribs in pan, meat side down. Cover with foil and bake for one hour.
Turn ribs over and continue to bake, covered, until tender, about 1-1 1/2 hours longer. Remove ribs from pan.
Pour beer mixture into a saucepan. Skim as much fat as possible from top and bring to a boil.
Baste ribs with sauce and either broil or grill until crisp and browned on the outside
(alternately, skip pan sauce and baste with your favorite barbecue sauce).