Are you scared of making your own ribs? There are two optional answers. If no, bravo. We are now officially BAMF’s together. If yes, well….I pity you a little. Because I once was where you are. Scared. Timid. A little smelly.
But then I showered and put my big girl panties on.
I googled a few tips and honestly, the first attempt was not perfect. However, I think it’s safe to say I’ve gotten a pretty dang good grasp on my ribbing. Which is exciting.
PLUS, I’m imparting it to all of you, interweb follower/reader/peoples. I’m basically Mother Theresa.
Kind of. Few minor differences.
I don’t know the exact “style” these are but in my opinion, they’re “Delicious Style.”
Grilled Oven Baked Ribs
1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon each: Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper, Salt, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Dutch Process Cocoa
1 or 2 Rack of Pork or Beef Ribs
Apple Juice (yes, Apple Juice)
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce
Start by combining all your dry ingredients for your rub. Using a fork, break up your brown sugar so that all your seasonings become BFF’s.
**Little Secret: Cocoa Powder may or may not freak you out in this. However, it is a powerhouse ingredient that tenderizes the mess out of your meat and brings out its natural flavor. Try it in your next chili recipe! Delicious.
Next, rinse your ribs from all the bloody juices. Unless, you’re a vampire. In that case, please let’s never hang out or look up my address.
Pat your ribs dry and get your ribs good and covered in your dry rub. Pretend your Phoebe from Friends whenever she was a massage therapist.
“STOP THE MADNESS!” Favorite quote.
Coat your grill in non-stick spray and light it up to the lowest temperature you can get it to.
Grill your ribs for about 10-15 minutes on each side. If you’re dealing with propane, make sure they don’t burn! Just get a little bit of char and grill marks. Bam. Tasty.
Take them off the grill, wrap them as tight as you can in foil and bake at 250 degrees for an hour.
At that point, open the ribs and pour as much of the apple juice as you can without making a complete mess. Reseal the foil. At this temperature, the apple juice will boil and break up the meat so it will practically fall off the bone and into your nasty mouth. Not that your mouth is nasty.
Bake for another hour and turn your heat up to 350. Remove the ribs from the foil and begin coating them with some BBQ sauce. Cook for about 10 minutes and repeat as much as you want. This will make the sauce really sticky and so tasty yum-yum.
When you’re done, remove them from the oven and let them rest for 15 minutes before you slice them up.
Disclaimer: Make sure as your eating these that no one is watching. You’re going to make a fool out of yourself by eating like you've been in the desert on a horse with no name. For like....ever.