I’m getting really sick and tired of the fact that Winter still won’t leave us alone. As a Southerner I still feel like we’re in Winter even though I suppose these slightly less frigid temperatures outside could be seen as Spring-like. Yet and still it’s not quite grilling season yet. We’ve had a few days that have shown promise, but not enough for me to change over my closet. With that said, I got a hankering for some ribs and The Beau was anxious to try out our “new” grill. Unfortunately, the weather got the best of us in a variety of ways and I was left with a slab of ribs that needed to be cooked, a grill with no propane, and a Beau that was back on the work grind. So what was a girl to do!? Typically I would make ribs in my crock pot, but I threw the old one away, and I guess a new one is on our wedding registry. I decided to bake them instead. I figured a little liquid smoke would hide the fact that the grill remains untouched.
So I share with you. This is so good I couldn’t hold onto it for my other project, so here we go!
Indoor Ribs, because Spring refuses to show up
Prep time – 15 minutes Cook Time – 3 hours.
- 1-2 slabs of pork ribs (More, you’re going to want more)
- 2 tsp of Liquid Smoke
- 1 cup of light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp sea salt
What to do:
Preheat oven to 300°.
- Place foil on a cooking sheet and place ribs on top
- Sprinkle the liquid smoke on both sides of each slab
- Mix all dry ingredients and rub this “rub” all over each slab. Really pile it on there
- Like so:
- Place each slab meaty side down on foil then cover with more foil.
- Create a “pocket” by folding in all of the sides
- Place baking sheet in the oven for 2.5 hours
- After 2.5 hours, remove and brush on your BBQ sauce. You can do the entire slab, or cut them into smaller pieces. I like to cut mine so that I can get max coverage with the sauce.
- While brushing on your BBQ Sauce turn up the heat to broil
- Slide your ribs back into the oven and broil for 2 minutes on each side.
- Add a final coast of BBQ sauce, and serve
It’s a thing of beauty. The meat will literally fall off the bone. Be careful, you may not want to share.