Does the global recession have you strapped for cash? Well, it's your lucky day because you've just stumbled onto a Baby Back Bail-out of epic proportions (and it doesn't even involve any government paperwork or blood-sucking politicians)! Did you know that you can make a huge rack of ribs at home, for 2-3 people, for about half of the price of a full rack at almost any barbeque restaurant? Well, now you know.
Not only are these ribs relatively inexpensive, they are also fall-off-the-bone tender and dead simple to make! The ribs in the picture are only HALF of the slab that I bought at Harmon's for $16. I'm sure you could get the same amount of ribs at Costco or Sam's for $10-12. Not too shabby for some wicked awesome, tender ribs that will feed two hunrgy carnivores!
1 rack of baby back ribs
2-4 tbsp dry rub (I suggest Spade L Ranch)
1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
Step 1: (Optional) Remove membrane on the bottom side of the ribs. (It's a little tricky to get started, but then just peels right off)
Step 2: Evenly coat top and bottom of ribs with dry rub and half of the BBQ sauce. I used the Spade L Ranch seasoning that is usually found over by the butcher's counter in the grocery store (click on the link to see where you can buy it in your area).
Step 3: Wrap the ribs tighly in a few layers aluminum foil. Place the ribs in the fridge for at least 1 hour (or up to 24 hours).
Step 4: Preheat oven to 400 degrees, place the wrapped ribs (bottom side up) on a rimmed baking sheet into the oven. After about 10 minutes, lower heat to 225-250 degrees and cook for 2-3 hours.
Step 5: Remove ribs from oven and let stand for about 15 minutes before removing the foil and plastic wrap.
Step 6: Heat up the barbeque grill on high, baste the ribs with another layer of bbq sauce and begin to evenly brown the ribs on both sides. Add additional layers of bbq sauce every 3-5 minutes and continue to cook until slightly charred (to taste).