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Friday, September 11, 2009

Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Our plans last weekend were changed because of rain. Fortunately, everything on the menu could be made as easily in the kitchen as on the grill. At the time I talked briefly about the meal and have since received requests for the recipes I used, particularly the one for baby back ribs. There are basically three steps involved in making this summer favorite. The first is assembling a dry rub. The second is making a barbecue sauce and the third is the actual cooking of the ribs. The dry rub and sauce will take 10 minutes of your time to make, but the sauce will need to cook for 1 to 2 hours. The ribs will require about 4 hours of unattended cooking time. They will be most flavorful if you apply the dry rub to the ribs about 8 to 24 hours before you plan to cook them. The barbecue sauce, which by the way is fantastic, will be even better if it has 24 hours to age. I'm not a fan of sauces that need dozens of ingredients to be flavorful. This is a very simple sauce. While I prefer baby back ribs, this recipe also works well with spare ribs, though they will require an additional hour to cook. Whichever you choose, remove the silver skin from the back of the ribs before apply the rub. It's really hard to believe that something this good can be this easy to prepare. Here's the recipe.



Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:

Dry Rub
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Barbecue Sauce
1 cup ketchup
2/3 cups Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup golden brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
1/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup flour
1 (12-oz.) bottle non-alcoholic amber ale
Baby Back Ribs
2 slabs baby back ribs, silver skin and under flap removed
1 teaspoon liquid smoke

Directions:
1) To make dry rub: Combine salt, granulated onion, granulated garlic, paprika and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
2) To make barbecue sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients, in the order listed, in a large pot with a heavy bottom. Whisk until smooth. Place pot over low heat and cook for 1 to 2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes, until thickened. Set aside. If not using immediately, cool to room temperature and refrigerate.
3) To make the ribs: Rub top surface of ribs with liquid smoke. Sprinkle top surface of each rack with 1 teaspoon dry rub. Turn and sprinkle bottom surface of each rack with 1 teaspoon dry rub. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Remove covering from racks. Place on an aluminum foil lined baking pan or cookie sheet. Cover pan with foil and bake in preheated oven for 3-1/2 hours. While ribs are cooking, remove sauce from refrigerator and warm. Remove ribs from oven. Let rest for 10 minutes, remove foil and drain accumulated liquid. Spread both sides of ribs with barbecue sauce, return to oven and bake, uncovered for an additional 30 minutes. Serve hot. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

This recipe is being linked to Designs By Gollum - Foodie Friday

36 comments:

Marsha said...

Oh my! These look so good. I'm going to have to let hubby read this. This is his department.

Mary, I always enjoy your visits to my blog and your kind words. Have a wonderful weekend.

Meal Planning with Connie said...

These look yummy!! We had smoked ribs for Labor Day! It's hard to believe summer is quickly coming to a close!!

Many blessings!

Boo-Bah said...

My husband would love this. Ribs are his favorite.

Iris

figtree said...

Ive never used liquid smoke, these look soooo good that Im buying a bottle today.Figtreeapps

Debinhawaii said...

Beautiful ribs--gorgeous color!

Debs said...

Mmmm, these sound yummy. Recipe not too different to mine, but I like the addition of ale. May have to try this very soon, especialy as I have some ribs in the freezer, thanks for sharing.

The Blonde Duck said...

I want my baby back baby back baby back baby back ribs...

BBQ sauce!

Had to do it. :)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love the smokiness of this recipe. They look so sticky, sweet and delish!

Kristin said...

These sound & look delish! We don't do ribs very often, 4 kids & finger lickin' good food kind of freaks out the mommy!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These ribs look so tender and delicious.

Joycee said...

Mary, these look so good! We will have to make this recipe very soon. I'm sorry I have taken so long to answer about the persimmon...I guess the fruit would have to be from the region for it to "predict" winter's weather. Not exactly a science, but folklore is interesting! Go to http://www.farmersalmanac.com/
and read more...

Debbie said...

Yum...these look so good! My son and husband can never have enough baby back ribs...one of their favorites!

Mary @Boogieboard Cottage said...

I wish it would rain here, you're so blessed! Those ribs are to die for, I'm certainly going to try them. :O)

Jessica said...

These look great!

heartnsoulcooking said...

WOW!!! love baby back ribs. Finger licking good. Geri

Maria said...

I bet they are loaded with flavor! Make sure you have a napkin or two:)

biz319 said...

I love the addition of beer into your barbecue sauce - I'll have to try that!

And I agree, the dry rub the night before makes all the difference!

Have a good weekend!

Pam said...

Bookmarked. You have me craving ribs Mary - they look spectacular. Hope you have a great weekend!

Life is good! said...

ribs- one of my favs! and yours look and sound incredible. thanks for the recipe!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! I was so excited to read the dry rub recipe! I needed that one! :)

Thanks for dropping in to visit me and for the kind comments! Hope you'll return! Have a wonderful weekend! ~Rhonda

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow, those ribs look fantastic! I'm getting hungry just looking at them.

Jane

the ungourmet said...

I haven't had ribs in a while now. These are cooked perfectly. Yummy!

Donna-FFW said...

From the rub to the sauce to the simplicity, this is stellar all the way!! I am saving ths one!

Megan said...

Baby back ribs are my favorite! Your recipes sound great and I cant wait for the cool weather so I can try these. Your pics are fab as always!

Dena said...

I have never baked my ribs in an oven, but have opted to slow grill them instead. I'll have to try this method to see how it compares. Thanks!

My Little Space said...

I'm speechless! I love the way it looks and the sauce as well...yum!

Katy said...

Lip smackin' finger lickin' good!!!

pigpigscorner said...

Love ribs! These look amazing!!

Helene said...

I would love to have dinner with you. Oh my these look so yummy.

honeysuckle said...

They sound so good and easy!

free online adventure games said...

I've never actually seen liquid smoke being sold where I live (I've never actually gone looking for it) - it'd be such a pity if there isn't because this looks like such a great recipe to try! Hopefully I get to find all the ingredients.

JinkyK said...

This recipe taste as good as it looks. I made this ribs for the recent dinner party I hosted and everyone enjoyed it. Fall off the bone tender and succulent. Already post it in my blog. Thanks for sharing!

Kids Online Games said...

Oh looks so good!

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

OOOH!!! Just in time for Saveur's cover challenge.

Karen said...

this ribs are so good that my picky five year old will eat them and ask for more.

ry said...

The BEST ribs I've had anywhere ... and this was my first time preparing baby backs.

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