Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BBQ Ribs (Oven Method)

 I don't own a bbq grill.  Outdoor grills scare me a bit and I can't be bothered to lug all the things you need outside to cook with when everything you need is neatly already inside.  I don't like to stand in the heat...with bugs buzzing about.  I know.... I'm a total wimp.  LOL!   If I make bbq it's either in the oven, crock-pot or on the stove-top.   I got  a great deal on some beef ribs at the grocery store so I had to put my big girl pants on and figure out how to cook them in the oven.  I looked around the internet and this is the method I finally settled on to cook them with... saying a prayer that I wasn't wasting good money.  I made my own rub (easy enough) and  even removed an ugly fat layer as suggested by most of the sites without too much trouble.  I put them in the oven and set out to make some tangy, sweet, sassy and spicy bbq sauce.  The ribs came out of the oven... tender and perfect.  I basted it with my bbq sauce and that's all she wrote.  There were only bones left at the end of the meal... we were arguing for the last rib... it was such a gratifying experience.  Ribs don't scare me anymore...I am ready to conquer them again (very soon!)
2 (2lb) racks of beef ribs
Seasoning dry rub mix  (see recipe below)
My sassy and spicy bbq sauce below (or your favorite store-bought sauce)

Seasoning Dry Rub:
2 tsp granulated garlic
2 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp paprika
3 tsp black pepper

 Sassy and Spicy BBQ Sauce:
1 (15oz) can crushed tomato sauce
2-3 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbs Yellow mustard
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tsp granulated garlic
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 tsp red chili powder or cayenne
salt and black pepper to taste

Simmer on low fire for 20-30 minutes.

Directions for Ribs in Oven:
Line a baking tray with double the length of aluminum foil (you need to fold over the extra to form a packet)

Remove ribs from plastic and take the layer of silvery fat off the back of the ribs.  Tip: Start with a knife in the center of rib rack and slowly slip underneath skin and start to pull back and cut skin. You can get it to come out in one piece.

Season ribs generously with dry rub on both sides

Wrap in aluminum foil and place on baking sheet.  Place into a 300 degree oven and back without touching for 3 hours.

At the 3 hour mark, remove top layer of aluminum foil and baste with bbq sauce.  Bake for 30 more minutes.  You can baste twice in those 30 minutes.  Cut ribs into smaller racks or individual ribs. Serve hot.  Enjoy.

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