Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Easiest Ribs Ever!
At the family reunion last month we planned to serve ribs along with our usual assortment of barbecue-type foods. Well, one of the grills crapped out earlier in the day and we needed to find a way to get everything cooked...ribs take up a lot of grill real estate! So I took to the oven!
These ribs are by far the best I've ever had homemade and I think I'll continue to make them like this even if there is a grill around! There is minimal prep time and mess and they come out juicy, flavorful and fall-off-the bone tender. This is a case of less is more in terms of ingredients and never underestimating the flavor of some pork fat! All you need is kosher salt, fresh black pepper, and your favorite BBQ sauce-jarred or homemade, and a rack or two of ribs.
Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Salt and pepper both sides of ribs-be generous. Wrap each rack in a foil packet with the top (or meaty) side of ribs facing down (use two pieces of foil crimped together around the edges). Place on sheet pan and in the oven for one hour. After time is up, carefully unwrap the ribs and turn over. The tops should be nicely browned. Slather them with some BBQ sauce and put them back in the oven, uncovered, for about 20 minutes for the sauce to cook into them and they are done! Slice into individual ribs, slap on a rib bib and enjoy!