Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jen’s Baby Back Ribs

My Mother-in-law LOVES baby back ribs. Like a crazy person. A few years ago, I whipped out these babies and she thought they were the bees knees.

Hubs and I like our ribs grilled. But, when I want to make something special for my him – without him having to do all the work – I make these. Puts a smile on his face everytime.

Jen’s Baby Back Ribs
3 racks (about 1 lb each) pork baby back ribs, each cut in half
BBQ Sauce:
1 c ketchup
¼ c apple cider vinegar
3 T dark brown sugar (you can also use light)
3 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t liquid smoke
½ t salt
Put ribs in a large pot with enough water to cover them. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until ribs are fork tender. Mix all sauce ingredients together in a med sauce pan and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often, for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Heat broiler. Line broiler or cookie sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Place ribs, meat side down, brush with ½ the sauce and broil 4 – 5 inches from heat source for 6 – 7 minutes with the over door slightly ajar. Turn ribs over, brush with remaining sauce and broil again for 6 – 7 minutes longer or until edges are slightly charred.

*If you don’t have a ‘broiler’ set the temp to 550 degrees and leave the oven door cracked open – same time requirements.

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