Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

BBQ Ribs

Making ribs can be a little intimidating. I know that many people rely on boiling their ribs, prior to bbq'ing. I tried that method one time. To say my ribs were tough would be an understatement. (I'm pretty sure I didn't cook them long enough!) Once I heard someone say that it's better to bake the ribs prior to putting on the grill. So, I tried it. Easy and Delish! Enjoy this recipe - they come out perfect EVERY time!


Slabs of baby back ribs ( I buy them at Costco, where they come three slabs to a pack)
Crushed garlic (you can use fresh, but for convenience, on this recipe I buy it in the jar.)
Sweet Mesquite Rub (also purchased from Costco)**
Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
BBQ Sauce of your choice (my recipe below)
If you prefer to not use a rub, you can use just the seasoning salt and pepper. In this case, I would add a small amt of liquid smoke.

Here's a picture of the prep process ~


Preheat oven to 350°

Line a large shallow pan with aluminum foil. This will help with cleanup. (I use a very large cookie sheet that has 1” sides. A lot of juice will be produced during the cooking process.)

Wash the ribs and pat dry.

Place the ribs in the foil lined pan

Sprinkle the underside of each slab with the seasoning salt and pepper; turn slabs over.

Sprinkle approximately 1 tsp of mesquite onto the ribs and rub into the meat.

Add the minced garlic (about 1 tsp to each slab) to the top side of the ribs and rub in.

Tightly cover the pan with more foil. Place in oven and cook for 2 hours.

Remove ribs from oven. The meat should easily come off the bone.
Place on barbeque grill to brown, coating with bbq sauce of your choice. Make sure to save some sauce to serve with the ribs.

Here's the grilling process ~

BBQ Sauce Recipe

1 bottle of BBQ sauce of your choice (I use Kraft)
Juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup brown sugar
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp seasoning salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper – use less, or omit, if you don’t like spicy
About 1/2 cup of the juice from the pan of cooked ribs.
Whisk well.


Columbo said...

The ribs were great!!!!!!!You never cease to amaze me with the the way they taste.....Yummy.

laura said...

Great photos!!

Jay/Kelly said...

I'm trying these tonight! Thanks for the recipes!

Jay/Kelly said...

I'm trying this tonight. Thanks for the recipes!

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