Learn how to cook boneless pork ribs in the oven fast, and the best side dishes to serve them with
If you thought cooking boneless pork ribs would be a long-winded process, you will be happy to find out it is quite the opposite! In fact, you can have a delicious meal on the table in just 30 minutes!
Unlike fattier pork ribs which require a low and slow cooking process, boneless pork ribs are lean and need to be cooked quickly.
If you want to know how to cook boneless pork ribs in the oven fast, the key is to parboil or pan sear them first. This greatly reduces the overall cooking time and locks in moisture, keeping them tender and juicy.
Boneless pork ribs are taken from the tail end of the pork loin. They are then cut in half and scored.
Whilst this creates a rib of sorts, they tend to look more like lean pork chops, but with an odd shape!
Despite being called boneless ribs, they are actually not real ribs! The pork loin is, however, located next to the baby back ribs.
Tips for Cooking Boneless Pork Ribs In the Oven
The first step is to sear them! Alternately, you could parboil the ribs.
Before searing, generously season your boneless pork ribs with salt and pepper, then dip them into your favorite barbecue sauce.
Whilst the pan searing part of the cooking process is completely optional, it does help to lock flavor in. So we highly recommend that you include this step.
(Note: If you choose to skip this part and only want to cook the ribs in the oven, add 10 minutes onto your cooking time).
It will take about 5 minutes to create a nice sear. Then, transfer the ribs to the oven and cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are unsure whether or not your ribs are ready, use a meat thermometer to probe them.
You will want your ribs to show a temperature between 145 degrees and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't allow them to reach anything over 155 degrees or they will be dry and tough.
When your ribs are cooked, allow them to rest for about 5 minute before slicing and serving.
What to Serve with Boneless Pork Ribs
So, even though these 'ribs' aren't the real deal, there's nothing stopping you from serving the typical side dishes that you would usually find alongside a rack of barbecue ribs.
Here are some of the best dishes to accompany boneless pork ribs:
- Crock pot baked beans
- Good ole' mac and cheese
- Fried green tomatoes
- Fried pickles
- Crunchy slaw
- Buttered corn on the cob
- Corn fritters
- Garden salad
- Sweet potato wedges
- Broccoli salad
Don't forget to pair this dish with a delicious drink! If you are a beer drinker, opt for an American Pale Ale which has a sweet yet slightly citrus flavor but is strong in its hoppiness.
But if you prefer a glass of wine, you will find that Rose pairs well with the smokiness of barbeuce dishes.
You can even opt for a cocktail, but choose one that has a whiskey, rum or bourbon base to accentuate those barbecue flavors.
Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion, and on Instagram.Tags: Ribs, Baked, Barbecues, Meat