Monday, July 13, 2009

Melt in your mouth BBQ ribs

I cannot lie. I have always been intimidated, let's be honest, just plain scared to try and make BBQ ribs. Let's face it, I live in New York and we are not known for our bbq ribs. But I love them so much and was determined to find a way to make them, and did I ever. These ribs are as advertised, melt in your mouth. I don't think it is so much the recipe but the method. Let me share with you. The original recipe comes from Recipezaar, I have adjusted a few things and my changes are in parenthesis.


Melt in your mouth BBQ ribs


4lbs pork ribs ( I used Baby Back, from costco)

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp hickory salt ( i used regular kosher salt)

1 tbsp paprika

1 tsp cumin ( my addition, not in original recipe)

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground red pepper ( optional, I did not use)

2 cups favorite BBQ sauce ( i use Sweet Baby Rays)


The Method:


Pre heat oven to 300.

Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs.

Mix together sugar and spices to make the dry rub.

Apply rub to ribs on all sides.



Lay ribs on 2 layers of foil, shiny side out and meaty side down. Lay 2 layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up and seal. At this point, I put them in the fridge and let them marinade in the rub for 4-6 hours.



Place on baking sheet, or as I did, use throw away aluminum pans, in case rub leaks. Bake 2-3 hours, I did 3, until meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone.


STOP. Right here at this point, you are good. You can eat them now, they are soooo good. But let's keep going and go for the gusto with the big finish. Remove from oven, unwrap ribs and apply BBQ sauce to both sides and carefully put on the grill. I say carefully, because at this point they are so tender they will fall apart if not handled with care. So, handle with care.






I was, once again, lucky enough to have my hubby man the grill, and grill those babies for 5 minutes on each side. Apply more BBQ sauce if you like. And please use a silicone brush. Dear hubby is old school and has a bristle brush and I was picking strands off my ribs all through dinner. It's time to embrace the 20th century, honey. Hurry up and join the rest of us. Good Lord. Very carefully remove ribs from the grill.



Get lots and lots of napkins and wet wipes and get to it. These are truly awesome and I love the easy clean up and the minimum effort these ribs require. So go forth and conquer your fear of BBQ ribs. I have and if a woman from New York can make Good ,old fashioned, messy,sticky ribs, you can too. Don't let me down.






Can you smell them?


30 comments:

  1. I think these sound so good! I love ribs (well the boneless country style ribs at least). I can't wait to try them out using this method!

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  2. I have got to try this method. The rub sounds fantastic and grill time is short. So convenient. Gotta love Tommys serious face as he bastes. Is he wearing the NJ bar shirt from last summer!!!

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  3. Such mouthwatering photos! That looks soo good. I'm craving for it.

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  4. Those look awesome Denise! I bet they were delish! Thanks for sharing.
    ~ingrid

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  5. Seriously. My mouth is watering. We haven't had ribs all summer and I after reading this I'm really not sure why. They look SO good!

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  6. They look mouth watering good!

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  7. I'm not gonna lie, ribs have always scared me as well. They just seem so...complicated? You make them look so good!

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  8. With a dozen or so KCBS BB-Q contests in my past, believe me when I tell you your method of cooking these is an excellent way to enjoy flavorful and tender pork ribs!

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  9. Yes! I can actually taste them even! These look amazing :) Too funny about hubby...you should just "lose" his old-school brush one of these days, then you'll have to replace it! ;)

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  10. Great photos - they look mouth watering!

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  11. I love ribs and these look wonderful! :drool:

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  12. OH my goodness!!!! Those look sooooooo good! And yes, you are very lucky to have your hubby man the grill...my own hubby will walk away and let the food burn so I end up manning my grill! :-)

    I want to make those soon!

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  13. My mouth is watering...they look so good.

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  14. Those ribs look delicious! We've singed more than a few natural bristle basting brushes on the grill. There's nothing more appetizing than picking burned bristles off your food!

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  15. Ribs intimidate me, too! I've never made them before. These turned out wonderful!

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  16. Look how crispy and moist they are! I'll bet the flavor was fantastic. I like the addition of the cumin. Great add-in for this I think.

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  17. I was going to post a comment yesterday about how good these look but spent all day licking my computer screen.... LOL!!

    OMG these look magnificant and so mouthwatering - thank you for sharing!!

    Jo

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  18. Scared of ribs? YOU AND ME BOTH! But I'm dying to try them because I think I could eat them for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.

    Thank you so much for this post!

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  19. They look great. I will have to try your method. I'm a bit intimidated making ribs..

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  20. I would love to smell and taste them. They look sooooo good. Love the recipe. Have a good time at the beach.

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  21. those look dang good! wow in the oven never thought of that!

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  22. I have always been scared to make ribs also! I'll have to give this a try, it doesn't look to intimidating!

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  23. Your ribs looks delicious! I really like pork ribs better than beef ribs. I've never tried to make them though. I guess I should give it a shot before summer's over.

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  24. You did a perfect job, those ribs look mouthwatering.

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  25. Ooh, messy, sticky goodness! I lve ribs but have never made them. Mostly because I may be the only Texan who doesn't own a grill!

    But since these were so good out of the oven I may give them a try- thanks!

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  26. Oh man did I not hear the BBQ Rib dinner bell again! Cause I am sad I missed that meal...looks great!

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  27. I've made these ribs now three times and the fourth is in the oven. My whole family loves them. I'm making them this time for my in-laws and everyone seems very excited thanks to my husband raving about them. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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