Since Wednesday is the 4th of July here in the U.S…….. Wait!! It’s the 4th of July everywhere!! Sheesh! Let me start over. Since Wednesday is Independence Day here in the U.S., I know that alot of you will be outdoors barbecueing. Lots of hotdogs, hamburgers and maybe chicken. But my favorite thing to grill has to be Baby Back Pork Ribs!! Now I’ve read all of the recipes and most of them call for a long cooking period over a low temperture with special attention being paid to the spices being used on the meat. There’s the dry rub method, marinating, basting for hours, etc. All of these are really time consuming and there’s no guarentee that the ribs will turn out juicy, tender and flavorful.
But all is not lost!! For I, RU Serious, have decided to at long last reveal my secret recipe to you!! It’s so easy and soo good that it’s almost not fair!!! I made it tonight for Mrs Serious and she actually renewed her wedding vows to me…. almost!
Here goes!! (should serve 4 people):
You will need:
2 to 2 1/2 lb baby back rib slab, cut into 4 rib sections. or whatever!
2 bay leaves
A small handfull of black peppercorns
2 tablespoons of ‘Old Bay’ seasoning
A large pot (8 quart)
One 16oz can of Guiness Stout (optional)
Your favorite Barbeque sauce
Fill the pot 3/4 full with water and add the rest of the ingredients except for the ribs and barbeque sauce
Bring to a rolling boil and add the ribs
Let the water return to a boil and lower the heat so they simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes
Remove the ribs and place in a pan, covered with foil, until you are ready to place them on the grill
Start up your grill and set it to a medium heat
Place the rib sections BONE SIDE DOWN and cover the meat side with BBQ sauce
Let them cook (heat up) for 15 minutes and then turn them over and cook them for another 10 minutes
Turn them back over, slather with more sauce and cook them for another 10 minutes
Cut the sections up into indvidual ribs and serve with more BBQ sauce on the side!!
The meat will fall off of the bone!
The whole process should take no longer than 90 minutes. Beats the heck out of 6 to 8 hours and they will be VERY tender and tasty!
And if you don’t have a grill, you can do it in the oven at 450.
Oh!! And to go with those ribs?? How about grilled corn on the cob!! Simply peel back the husks, remove the silk, replace the husks, soak the ears in water for 30 minutes and grill them on high for about 30 minutes! When te outside of the husks begin to burn, they are done!
Enjoy and have a great holiday!!