Thursday, December 5, 2013

BBQ Ribs

Winter time ribs!?


When you combine a great rub with a great BBQ sauce.

And a grill.

You get some awesome ribs. My go to sauce is Sweet Baby Rays.

The brown sugar coat on these bad boys gives that little bit of caramelization that will send your taste buds on a roller coaster ride of greatness.

When you're grilling these up, don't place the ribs directly over the fire. That way they wont burn on the outside before it's completely done on the inside. I like them place it over the fire during the last 10 minutes to get the skin slightly crispy..BUT NOT BURNT!

Enjoy. I dare you not to eat a whole half rack in one sitting.


1 Slab of Baby Back Ribs
4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Black Pepper
3 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
3 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
3 Tablespoons Onion Powder
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Sage
1/8 cup Brown Sugar


1.    Preheat an oven to 400.
2.    Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
a.    How to video on removing the membrane:
3.    Spray a broiler rack with non-stick cooking spray.
4.    Rub 2 tablespoons of olive oil on one side of the ribs.
5.    Season with half of the pepper, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, sage and brown sugar.
6.    Be sure to rub the spices into the meat.
7.    Repeat steps 4, 5 and 6 on the other side of the ribs.
8.    Cook for a half an hour in the oven.
9.    In the meantime, heat a grill over medium heat.
a.    If not using a grill, continue to cook the ribs in the oven for another 40 minutes, flipping them half way between total cooking time.
10.                  Transfer the ribs from the oven to the grill.
11.                  Cook for 25 minutes.
12.                  Flip the ribs and cook for an additional 25 minutes
13.                  Take the ribs off the grill (or out of the oven) and cut.

14.                  Spread your favorite BBQ sauce over the ribs and enjoy!