Who says you need a grill or an oven to enjoy delicious, tender ribs? With this stovetop ribs recipe, you can achieve mouthwatering results right on your stovetop. Whether you’re looking for a quick and convenient way to cook ribs or you don’t have access to a grill or oven, this stovetop method will not disappoint. Get ready to savor juicy and flavorful ribs cooked to perfection!
Stovetop Ribs Recipe
- large pot
- aluminum sheet
- baking foil
- pork ribs
- barbecue sauce
- salt and pepper
- Start by preparing the ribs. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs, as it can hinder the tenderness and flavor. Use a knife or your fingers to loosen the membrane from one corner and then grip it with a paper towel to peel it off.
- Season the ribs generously with your favorite dry rub or seasoning blend. Ensure both sides of the ribs are coated evenly.
- Place a large pot or Dutch oven on the stovetop over medium heat. Add enough water or broth to cover the bottom of the pot, creating a moist cooking environment for the ribs.
- Once the liquid is heated, carefully place the seasoned ribs into the pot, bone-side down. If needed, you can cut the racks of ribs in half to fit them into the pot more easily.
- Cover the pot with a lid and let the ribs simmer on low to medium heat for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily pulls away from the bone.
- Check the ribs periodically and adjust the heat as needed to maintain a gentle simmer. You can also rotate the ribs to ensure even cooking.
- For a crispy exterior, you can transfer the cooked ribs to a baking sheet or roasting pan lined with aluminum foil. Brush the ribs with barbecue sauce or glaze of your choice and broil them in the oven for a few minutes until the sauce caramelizes and the edges become slightly charred.
- Once the ribs are cooked to your desired tenderness, remove them from the pot and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the stovetop ribs with additional barbecue sauce, if desired, and enjoy them hot. They pair well with a variety of sides like coleslaw, cornbread, or baked beans.