This one is a show stopper! My kids LOVE them, my guests love them, my husband loves them and so do I!
If you want some yummy ribs, and don’t have the time to slow cook them for a few days, like restaurants, then this is the one!
You need to start by steaming your ribs. I buy back ribs, as the meat is fuller, and less muscle. I also cut my ribs in portions of 6-8 ribs per piece. Lightly sprinkle a little bit of salt on each piece on both sides. This will help take out excess water, helping them cook without tasting too watery. Get yourself a big pot. Put in 1/2″ of water in the bottom of the pot. It may not seem much, but that’s to steam the ribs, NOT boil them. If you have a convention oven, put your temp on low boil. If you have a gas oven, as I do, put it on 325 with the fan on. Put the ribs in the pot, and place in the oven without a lid. Let steam for 3-4 hours turning every 30-45 minutes. To test, take one rib, with a fork and see how easily it is to take the meat away from the bone. Also, the color of the meat. It’s alright to look a bit pink, but not that pink-clear color that is definitely under cooked. You typically will only find it this way with the REALLY fatty pieces. Pull them out of the oven and prepare your BBQ sauce in a separate bowl. For a simple BBQ sauce, grab your favorite kind or try this out.
Get a bottle of Smoked flavor. Add in 1 TBS of Oregano, 1 TBS of pepper and salt, 2 tsp of crushed pepper, 1 TBS Franks Hot Sauce and finally, 1 tsp of Garlic salt. Mix it together. Lightly glaze both sides of your ribs.
Start up your BBQ. Make sure the grill is scraped off. Turn it to Medium-medium low heat, depending on your BBQ. I like to slow BBQ my ribs as well. To make a great dinner for guests, slow cook your ribs in the oven before they come over, then cover them, put them in the fridge until they are over. Pull them out in room temperature for 20 minutes before putting on the BBQ. Your guests will be amazed, especially with such little effort you have done. 😉
Put your ribs on and turning every 15 minutes, let them cook. It usually will take 45-60 minutes of bbq time from here. Make sure not to burn your ribs too quickly, as if the heat is too hot, it will cook your sauce. On my last half hour, I like to keep glazing my ribs after each turn. This will help cook on the sauce, and the sauce to get soaked into the meat 🙂 Once done, take off the BBQ, and let sit covered with aluminum foil for 10-15 minutes. This is important for the meat juices to recollect itself to make them ultra yummy!