Monday, March 25, 2013

BBQ Pork Ribs

Anyone else feel like they need to dart outside the second a sliver of sunshine peeks through the clouds? ...You can join baby girl's club. The I'm-so-sick-of-winter-and-being-cooped-inside-I-think-I-might-die club. We are thinking of making badges if we get enough members. :)

A couple weeks ago we headed up to Idaho to visit some family and boy did we enjoy the spring sunshine. Our sweet girl loved being outside and running around. I swear she is transforming into a toddler right before my eyes.

The week was full of family, friends that have been missed for far too long, and some great food! My mom's husband barbecued these pork ribs one evening and was even gracious enough to share the recipe. They were delicious. Caramelized on the outside and tender in the middle.

BBQ Pork Ribs
Recipe from: Steve
Yield: 2 racks

2 c. ketchup
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp chili pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp fresh garlic, minced
2 Tbsp dried basil
2 full racks of pork ribs

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap the full length ribs in tin foil and lay them in a shallow pan which will act to catch any drippings which might escape the tin foil while baking. Bake for 1 1/2  hours at 350 degrees. Remove the ribs from the foil and place in a refrigerator for a minimum of two hours to cool.

Remove any excess fat and gelatin from meat before placing on the outdoor grill.

To create basting sauce combine ketchup, sugar, olive oil, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, chili pepper, onion powder, garlic, and basil in a sauce pan. Heat over low and continue to heat just until the sauce begins to boil. Immediately remove from heat.

Place racks on grill and baste one side with grill turned to low to medium heat. Ribs should be turned twice basting with a brush each time. Spray the ribs liberally with water from a spray bottle as this helps to keep the meat moist and tender. (This trick is also good for all grilling and works especially
well on chicken.)

Total grilling time should be approximately 30 minutes depending on preference and the thickness of the rib racks. Longer grilling renders the sauce crunchier on the outside.

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