Baby Back Ribs

This Sunday we just could not resist our cravings for some homemade barbecue. So what better to satisfy than some Baby Back Ribs?! We’ve got the recipe below for some of the most smokey and tender ribs you’ll be able to enjoy just cooking in your oven at home.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 to 6 pounds baby back pork ribs (or 2 slabs)
  • dry barbecue rub (Trader Joe’s coffee dry rub, garlic, oregano, old bay)
  • 1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Remove the membrane, or silverskin, covering the bone side of each rib rack. Slide a table knife under the silverskin anywhere along the rack. If it resists in one spot, try another. Lift and loosen it with the knife until you can grab it with a paper towel. Pull it off the ribs; it should peel away in one large sheet, but if it breaks, use the knife to restart at another section.
  3. Place two large pieces of foil (stacked) on a baking sheet. Rub one of the rib racks with your favorite barbecue rub on both sides, then place the rack meat- side down on the foil. Place another two layers of foil on top of the rack. Pinch foil together all around the sides to create a “package.” Repeat with the other rack of ribs, dry rub and foil. Place both baking sheets of ribs into the preheated oven. Bake for 3 1/2 to 4 hours, or until ribs are falling-apart tender.
  4. Open up the rib packages, gently transfer the ribs to a cutting board and cut into one or two-rib chunks. Drizzle with barbecue sauce. You can either return the ribs to the oven at this point and place them under the broiler to get a nice, caramelized barbecue sauce on your ribs… or you can transfer them to a pre-heated grill and grill for a few minutes. Either way, they turn out fabulous.
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