Friday, June 04, 2010

Memorial Day Continued: Ribs

These aren't your 1950's BBQ ribs. They aren't the spiciest thing I've ever eaten, but I advise you pack the spice-seekers first-aide kit with you for the ride (i.e. a non H2O beverage, a napkin to prevent lip burning, and some form of bread).

2 lbs. baby-back ribs
KC-style BBQ seasoning (I used this)
Night of the Living Bar-B-Q Sauce

1. Preheat oven 325ยบ
2. Cut ribs in half lenghtwise so that they fit in 11x13 baking dish. Rub with seasoning, cover with sauce. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake 1 1/2 hrs.
3. Grill for 5-10 minutes, brushing with more sauce to prevent drying out.

If you don't have an outside grill as we don't (darn you NJ apts.), you can put a cast iron grill on the range top. The only thing I don't advise improvising is the BBQ sauce. Night of the Living BBQ is from one of my favorite joints: Oklahoma Joe's (the only one I know in a gas station, pictured above).


  1. OK, I can provide expert testimony as a KC born and bred carnivore that these were delicious. The only thing that would have made these home-cooked ribs better is a smoker and a real grill - but as we do not have either a yard or the money for these items, this was as good as it gets at home!

  2. That is big talk for a KC child. I have yet to find a barbecue sauce that satisfies my ingrained idea of what barbecue sauce tastes like, so I am very curious to try this. And a smoker... mmm. Wouldn't that be amazing to have?