Garlicky Pork Ribs with Greens

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins

Garlicky ribs and collard greens are a Southern specialty. Don't forget the hot sauce.


  • 8 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice, from about 1 ½ oranges

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 8 country-style pork ribs (about 3 pounds)

  • 2 pounds collard greens (about 1 ½ bunches)

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. In a blender, combine garlic, juice, oregano, oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; puree until smooth. Transfer puree to a bowl; add ribs, and toss to coat. Set aside.

  2. Chop collards crosswise into 2-inch pieces (including stems).Wash collards, and transfer them to an 11-by-15-by-2 3/4-inch roasting pan, leaving water clinging to the leaves. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and hot sauce; toss to combine, and spread in an even layer.

  3. Arrange ribs on top of collards, and cover ribs with any remaining garlicky puree. Roast, stirring collards occasionally, until ribs are well browned and tender (a knife should easily pierce ribs), 50 to 60 minutes. Transfer ribs to a platter. Stir vinegar into collards. Serve.

Cook's Notes

Country-style ribs are meatier than other ribs, such as baby back or spareribs.

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