Country Style Oven Ribs
1-1/2 t. salt
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. black pepper
1/2 t. ground cloves
1 t. cinnamon
3-1/2 lbs. pork country-style ribs
4 c. root beer (not diet)
1/3 c. bottled b.b.q. sauce
2 T. tomato paste
1 T. vinegar
2 t. dijon-style mustard
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl combine first 6 ingredients.
Sprinkle the ribs with the spice mixture and rub it over entire surface.
Place ribs bone side up in a shallow pan.
Bake covered for 1-1/4 hours; drain.
Meanwhile, as ribs cook, in a large saucepan bring the rootbeer to boiling.
Boil gently uncovered, until
rootbeer is reduced to 1-1/4 c., about 25- 30 min.
Remove from heat.
Stir in the last 5 ingredients.
Return sauce mixture to boil and cook gently
uncovered for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and set aside.
Turn the drained ribs meaty side up.
Spoon about half of the sauce over ribs.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, basting once or twice more with remaining sauce.
Spoon sauce over the ribs to serve.