Friday, June 3, 2011

BBQ Ribs

I don't think I have ever tasted a better BBQ sauce than this one.  My girlfriend made them for us a few years back, and I have loved making this sauce ever since.  This by passes anything in the bottle! My favorite thing is to pour this over grilled chicken. YUMMY. It goes great with anything that you would use BBQ sauce for. 

For Memorial Day, we grilled some ribs.  They were delicious!  Here is how I seasoned and cooked the ribs.  And also the recipe for the BBQ sauce.  Enjoy!

BBQ Ribs

For the ribs-

Clean off the membrane on the back of the ribs nest to the bone. It should rip off.  Dust ribs with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then generously dust them with season salt.  Rub the seasonings into the meat.  I mean really massage them into the meat.  It works the flavor down into it instead of just the surface. 

Place on a cookie sheet and back in the oven at 200 for about 4 hours.  (low and slow will help it be tender) When cooked through, preheat your grill to low and place ribs on the grill.  Top rack is best. Again low and slow.  Grill until outside is crisp and golden.  Top with BBQ sauce grill for a minute or two on each side, to caramelize. Top with more sauce if desired.

BBQ Sauce

1 medium yellow onion
4 cloves garlic minced
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups ketchup
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1/2 -1 tbsp pepper

Slice onion into quarter inch thick slices.  Place on a cookie sheet and broil on low in oven until golden brown.  Put into sauce pan. Add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil. Turn down low and cover. Simmer for 30 min. Stirring occasionally. Strain through a fine colander.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Tip: depending on how spicy you like your sauce... add pepper accordingly. 1 Tbsp of pepper makes it pretty zippy.  Not too much to bug my kids though :) 

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