Most camping dinner recipes are designed to make camp cooking an easier task that results in improving the quality of food, and campfire barbecue pork ribs with a great homemade sauce are among the most popular meals any camp cook could ever make. Campfire barbecue pork ribs are relatively easy to make and are not labor intensive, with the result being a meal that is filling, flavorful and certain to please the entire camping party. Best of all, campfire barbecue pork ribs can be cooked while sitting around a campfire socializing and the chore that is making dinner is seemingly effortless.
The first step to make campfire barbecue pork ribs is to decide what type of ribs you want to cook. While country style pork ribs usually have more edible meat, they take longer to cook over a campfire. Baby back pork ribs on the other hand cook much quick faster, but there is a greater possibility of overcooking them and it requires a large amount of these to satisfy the appetites of a group of hungry campers. In either instance, it is important to purchase pork ribs that are of good quality with a minimum of excess fat for campfire barbecue pork ribs to be memorable.
One of the critical aspects of making campfire barbecue pork ribs is to make a homemade sauce that will bring out the flavor of the pork, while sealing in juices and absorbing the smoke flavor of a wood fire. A simple and amazing recipe for homemade barbecue sauce is to take 1 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of hot sauce, 1/3 of a stick of butter, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar and heat it in a pan while stirring over a campfire. When the mixture is warm, stir in herbs such as oregano, celery salt, onion salt, thyme and rosemary added in small amounts, and the pan can then be removed from the heat.
On a greased cooking grate or griddle place your spare ribs that have been lightly salted and peppered. It is important to turn your pork ribs frequently when they first begin to cook, about every 5 minutes for about the first 30 minutes is perfect. Following this, campfire barbecue ribs can be turned about every 12 to 15 minutes while cooking over a low to moderate heat. After the pork ribs have cooked for an hour, apply your homemade barbecue sauce liberally to one side of the ribs at a time. This should be done at least twice to each side of the campfire barbecue pork ribs while slowly reducing the cooking flame to increase the amount of smoke the fire gives off. After a total cooking time of 2 to 2 1/2 hours your campfire barbecue pork ribs should be ready to plate and eat.