Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Baby Back Ribs.....

Both my wife and myself have always enjoyed tender, fallin off the bone Baby Back Ribs over the years, but, have never quite mastered the best technique and BBQ Sauce...till now that is.

Up until recently, we would find it necessary to visit a local establishment that made Baby Backs that were to die for, but, as with most places, they wouldn't part with their method or BBQ sauce recipe...that is, till I did the head chef a favor and he repaid me by sharin this easy technique and Sauce with me.

This is so easy its gonna knock yur socks off...

Step 1: Place 2 racks of ribs in an baking pan. We use the disposable aluminum kind for convenience.

Step 2: Cover the ribs completely with plastic wrap, like Glad Wrap or some such type. Make sure that NO wrap is hanging out of the pan.

Step 3: Place baking pan into a 220 to 240 degree oven and cook for about 4 to 5 hours, or until ribs are beginning to fall apart. Remove and discard plastic wrap.

Step 4: Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. While oven is heating up, generously and thoroughly coat one side of ribs with your favorite BBQ Sauce.

**Cookie's Note**After many years of trying just about every BBQ Sauce on the market, my wife and myself have found that the best commercial BBQ Sauce we have found is "Sweet Baby Ray's". This sauce comes in five flavors. We prefer the Honey BBQ Sauce, although they all pretty damn good.

**If you can't find Sweet Baby Ray's, use your own recipe or whatever you prefer, but I HIGHLY recommend Sweet Baby Ray's.**

Step 5: Place ribs back in 350 degree oven and cook for 15-20 minutes. Remove. Carefully turn ribs (it's at this point they tend to fall apart) and generously coat the other side. Return to oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

Serve up and enjoy. You'll need plenty of napkins.....