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Ellen’s Kitchen & Garden

Barbecued baby back ribs literally fall off the bone

Posted Thursday,
July 4, 2013
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The Fourth of July calls for a traditional barbecue. And just in time for Independence Day, many of the grocery stores have some sort of ribs on sale.

Shoppers may choose among baby back ribs, short ribs, spareribs, St. Louis cut ribs and rib tips. This recipe uses baby back ribs.

Because the weather gets so unpredictable, with sudden thunderstorms, my recipe calls for cooking ribs in the oven. This easy method produces tender meat that literally falls off of the bone.

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs
Serves 6-8

8 to 9 pounds of Pork Loin Back Ribs (extra meaty)
Rub to cover

Cover ribs evenly with rub and then wrap ribs in aluminum foil two times. Place in the refrigerator for 4 hours or more. After this, place the ribs (still wrapped) in a roasting pan and bake in preheated oven at 300 degrees for 4 hours.

When the ribs have finished cooking carefully unwrap and place on serving platter. Pour warmed barbecue sauce over the ribs and garnish with parsley.

Rub Recipe

Rubs can be made of almost any combination of spices. Many call for garlic and onion powders, but I didn’t have them on hand when preparing the ribs. Cumin, one of my favorite spices, worked very well.

2 tablespoons of paprika
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons of cumin
2 teaspoons of dry mustard
1 tablespoon of black pepper
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of ground rosemary (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients well.

Barbecue Sauce
Yields 3 cups

3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 cups of ketchup
½ cup of brown sugar
½ cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco to taste

Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the onions until they are translucent. Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 or 15 minutes.

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B.H. · July 4, 2013 at 11:50 am
The table looks great also.
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