Monday, July 6, 2009

Who loves ya Baby?

I loves me some baby back ribs!

We "splurged" for the 4th and made some ribs for the grill....

HAHAHAHAHA! Can you believe it? You can spend like $19.99-25 for a full rack of ribs in the restaurants! Total SCORE!

Here's the process for you to see then followed by the recipe:

Gather up your spices in a bowl to make rub.

It's okay if you don't have some of those dried herbs as long as you have the fresh's all good.

Make sure you really give the meat a rub down to release all those oils from the herbs into the meat!

Place in heavy duty foil, wrap it up in the fridge until you are ready to grill!

Herb-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

2 T. smoky paprika
1 T. salt
1-1/2 T. black pepper
1 T. chipotle chili powder
1 T. garlic powder
2 T. dried thyme (I didn't have any, so I used fresh...LOL)
Rack of ribs

In a small bowl, mix all your above ingredients. Rinse ribs and pat dry. Rub mixture over both sides pressing so it sticks. Wrap rack in heavy duty foil. Store in fridge up to one day ahead. Bring to room temperature before grilling.

Bake @ 250 degrees for 2 hours. (no worries about making the kitchen hot....we went to the movies and it smelled heavenly when we got back!) Baste meat side of ribs with favorite barbecue sauce and carefully place meat side down onto to hot grill. Baste underside of ribs with sauce as well. Cook just enough to char up sides the way you like them.

Cook's Notes: Of course, barbecue purists would scoff at this procedure. They want low and slow on the grill over charcoal and basting all the while. Well, if you have the time for that....great. I for one don't always have the time to babysit something on the grill AND honestly cooking something like ribs on the grill (we have gas) uses up a LOT of propane. So if you have the time and want to use a lot of propane/ point here is the RUB is fabulous! We loved it!


Donna-FFW said...

I love ya baby for showing me how to make these ribs..

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...


Mr. bought some (crappy) beef ribs last night, you know, all bone no meat ones. WHY? I never buy ribs because they are so bare here. *sigh*