Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Slow Cooked Boneless BBQ Ribs...

There's not much that I like better than ribs.  I just don't care how messy I get eating them, they are absolutely scrumptious! I have always wanted to have a go at making them, but never thought they would turn out as good as hoped.  Well this week I got some boneless ribs on a good sale and I thought... what the heck?  I'm going to try slow cooking these in the oven.  So I researched lots of recipes and methods and read about different rubs and sauces and then threw together my own recipe.

Can I tell you?  I was so incredibly surprised at how good these turned out, and there is nothing I would change the next time... I have a habit of writing down and measuring every ingredient I use now so that I can replicate and share the recipe, and thank heavens I did... I would have never remembered everything otherwise.

Dry Rub:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp oregano
pinch of cayenne pepper

Basting sauce:
1 cup your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Famous Daves sweet & zesty)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 heaping Tbsp dry rub

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees

Combine all the ingredients for the dry rub in a bowl.  Rub down each boneless rib generously with the dry seasoning.  Really coat them on each side.  (Use a large spoon to remove the seasoning from the bowl so you don't contaminate the leftovers and store it for next time.)  Place about six of the ribs in a single layer, fat side up, in heavy duty foil and make a foil packet around them.  Make as many foil packets as you have ribs.  (We did two foil packets and we wish we had made more for leftovers.)  Double wrap the foil packets if you want.

Place the foil packets directly on the oven rack and let them cook at 250 for 4-5 hours.  I put a foil lined pan on the rack beneath to catch the drippings that were coming thru the foil so I didn't have a mess to clean up after.

Remove them from the oven and place the foil packets on a baking pan.  Jack the heat up to 450 degrees.  Mix the ingredients for the basting sauce together.  Peel back the foil and baste the ribs with the sauce generously.  Place them in the oven for 15-20 minutes, then flip them over, (carefully, these babies will be falling apart), and then baste the other side and return to the oven for another 15-20 minutes.  Alternatively you can stick them under the broiler to crust them faster or throw them on the grill... just be careful.  They WILL fall apart. :)

Note, this method will also work with bone-in ribs.  My good friend tried it this week and it worked beautifully :)

1 comment:

Higleys said...

You are awesome to read but terrible for my diet lol. Everything looks so good. I think I need to move closer so I can get your left overs:)