Thursday, September 9, 2010


This Labor Day weekend we had ribs. I never cooked ribs until this summer, I am intimidated by cooking meat with bones in it.  After I conquered my fears, it was so easy I felt silly.  I have made them 4 times this summer!  The one time I added too much chipotle powder and they were very SPICY!!
I used Alton Brown's cooking method of cooking them in an aluminum foil pouch in the oven and then sticking them on the grill.  But I came up with my own spice mix and liquid.  His sounded good but I wanted to use things I already had in the house.  These ribs are perfect, very juicy and fall off the bone tender.

I wanted to take more pictures, but we were having too much fun eating them!

Ribs- recipe inspired by Alton Brown- serves 2 people

slab of baby back ribs
4 T Montreal grill seasoning 
2 T Chipotle pepper (omit if you don't want them spicy)
1/3 c beer (or OJ)
1/2 c your favorite BBQ sauce plus 2 T

Lay out a large piece of aluminum foil large enough to make a pouch for the ribs.  Rinse ribs and pat dry.  Lay in the center of the foil and apply seasonings to both sides. Fold up the pouch so the skinny ends are able to be undone to pour the liquid in before it goes in the oven.  Put pouch on a baking sheet  Let sit in the refrigerator overnight or for 5 hours.  

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Open one side of pouch and pour in beer mixed with 2 T of BBQ sauce.  Close the pouch.  Let ribs cook in the oven for 2 and 1/2 hours.  

Cut ribs in 3-4 rib segments.  Take 2-4 T of the liquid in the pouch and add it to your 1/2 C of BBQ sauce.  Preheat grill.  Spread BBQ sauce on one side of the ribs and place on the grill.  Spread sauce on the back side of the ribs while the front side is cooing.  Cook on each side for 3 minutes and spread sauce on each side 2 times.  Grab some cloth napkins and dig in!!

1 comment:

Nicole Feliciano said...

Wow. Now my mouth is watering.

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