Friday, April 2, 2010

Fall Off the Bone Tender Babyback Ribs

These are easy, extremely tender and we usually serve them on a Sunday due to the long cooking time.   I had to negotiate with my husband to post this recipe, because he considers them to be one of HIS signature recipes (though it's my BBQ sauce recipe).   Enjoy!

BBQ Babyback Ribs with sweet BBQ sauce.

  • 3 pack of Babyback Ribs, rinsed and patted dry (we buy them at Costco)
  • salt and pepper 
We use a charcoal grill/smoker with traditional charcoal and some added mesquite wood.   Start your grill and when the coals turn white, spread them out, add the wood.   In the mean time, rinse and pat dry the ribs and season generously with salt and pepper.   Place on the grill NOT under the coals directly, fat side down and cook for 3 1/2 hours, watching the temperature (keeping it at 250 degrees).   Turn the ribs to fat side up and baste with my delicious BBQ sauce.   Allow to cook an additional 30-45 minutes until the meat is tender and almost falls off the bone.   Remove from grill and baste again with the sauce.   To serve, cut into individual pieces and serve with a side of BBQ sauce for dipping.

Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce

  • 1 C packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1/2 C molasses
  • 1/4 C cider vinegar
  • 1/4 C chopped yellow onion
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 3 T grainy mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 t liquid smoke
  • 1 t cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.   Pour into a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until reduced and at the desired thickness (usually an hour).

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Oh my. These look absolutely delicious. I am such a fan of baby backs and was hooked the minute you said you use charcoal. The only way to go. I will be trying your sauce. It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.