Last month, Suz and I got some much needed time together. I had just finished up some pretty brutal hours working in Vancouver on Jurassic World. So when I was finally able to decompress and take some time off, I went down to Alabama for 2 weeks to relax and spend quality time with Suz.
It was a lot of fun as well as some much needed rest and relaxation together. On top of all that, we finally had a chance to get into the kitchen and create some great recipes together. It had been awhile and it was a ton of fun and good to be back at it.
One of those recipes, was for BBQ baby back ribs. Growing up, baby back ribs were always a summertime favorite of mine. At least once per month in the summer, my family would get together and make baby back ribs. The big event being over the 4th of July. We would all have a big meal and then watch the fireworks from the back porch after the sun went down.
With Summer in full swing, I’ve been putting Matty’s BBQ Sauce from Tessemae’s on nearly everything and it’s been amazing every time and these baby back ribs were no different. Another option would be to use our Hickory BBQ Sauce. Either way, you’re definitely going to love these ribs for any and all of your summer BBQ’s.
- 1 tbs sea salt
- 1 tbs coconut sugar
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Rinse ribs with cold water and pat dry.
- Combine rub ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Coat the ribs on all sides with a thin layer of yellow mustard. This will allow the rub to adhere to the ribs without affecting the flavor in the end.
- Using your hands, liberally coat all sides of the ribs with the rub, massaging it into the meat.
- Place ribs, meat side down, in a baking dish and cover securely with aluminum foil. Let ribs marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
- Remove ribs from refrigerator and set out on the counter to allow to come to room temperature.
- While ribs are resting, preheat oven to 225° F
- When ribs have come to room temperature, place foil covered baking dish with ribs in the oven and bake for 3.5 to 4 hours.
- Remove from oven and drain off drippings.
- Carefully flip ribs over in the baking dish (Don't rush this step. The ribs should be very tender and could fall off the bone) and liberally baste ribs with BBQ sauce.
- Return ribs to the oven uncovered for an additional 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve with extra BBQ sauce if desired.
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