One of my favorite foods to eat, but not really my favorite to cook. I've tried several different methods and recipes. My lazy method is in the crockpot for 9 or 10 hours adding BBQ sauce a few times throughout, and I've been told that I made the best ribs in the whole world... yeah right. I am so done with the crockpot. I'm back to the oven and then finishing on the grill. Below is a great recipe for ribs. I made them last weekend, following this recipe and they were delicious.
Best BBQ Rib
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon of cajun spice, www.unclebudsblends.com has the best
2 racks baby back ribs
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup barbecue sauce
Combine the brown sugar, chili powder, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, the oregano, cayenne, garlic powder and onion powder in a small bowl and rub the mixture on both sides of the ribs. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. In a roasting pan, combine the broth and vinegar. Add the ribs to the pan. Cover with foil and tightly seal. Bake 2 hours. Remove the ribs from the pan and place them on a platter. Pour the liquid from the pan into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook until reduced by half. Add the barbecue sauce. If you like a thick BBQ sauce, discard most of the liquid before adding the BBQ sauce.
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium high. Put the ribs on the grill and cook about 5 minutes on each side, until browned and slightly charred. Cut the ribs between the bones and toss them in a large bowl with the sauce. Serve hot.
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