I cooked ribs again this year, but the level of enthusiasm was really low: I didn’t cook them until Memorial Day Monday and no one suggested/volunteered sides.
I bought 2 packs seasoned – “Kansas Style” seasoning – in the bag ribs. I cooked them in the oven covered for 2 hours, then based with sauce and uncovered for 1 hour, then re-based and covered with sauce for 1 hour.
They came out great. So I think I found the secret.
I made store bought beans and frozen corn for sides.