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When you think of finger-licking good ribs, you probably think of summer barbecues, where they are drenched in a barbecue sauce mixture and cooked on the outdoor grill. Luckily, you don't have to wait for summer to come around to enjoy ribs. Country-style pork ribs can be made by simply placing them in your oven and broiling and baking the ribs to perfection. Before you throw them in the oven, marinade them to give them more flavor and to keep them from drying out under the high heat of the broiler.

Combine the orange juice, ketcup, cider vinegar, soy souce, Worcesershire sauce, horseradish, mustard ginger, hot pepper sauce and the garlic powder in a bowl. Mix the ingredients together well.

Pour one and a half cups of the mixture into a large resealable freezer bag. Add in the pork ribs. Seal the freezer bag and turn into so that it coats the ribs completely. Place the marinade in the refrigerator for at least four hours. Refrigerate the remaining marinade separately.

Heat up the honey and brown sugar and the reserved marinade in a saucepan on the stove.

Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit, then turn it to broil. Place an oven rack on the highest level closest to the broiling heat.

Remove the ribs from the marinade and place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place the ribs in the oven on the top rack and let them broil for four minutes. Flip them over and broil them for another four minutes.

Turn the oven back to 350 Fahrenheit. Baste the ribs with the honey and brown sugar mixture. Put them in the oven and let them cook for another 30 to 35 minutes, until they are cooked through completely. Pork is ready when it has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Serve hot.

Tip

Country style pork ribs go well with baked or mashed potatoes and vegetables.

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Zora Hughes

Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.