I guess if I post it, it's not a secret anymore!!! DH has been begging me to make these, so today it was. It's a gloomy day outside, but it felt like a great summer meal. Ribs, potato salad, and a chocolate souffle for desert. (potato salad and souffle will be posted this week!!)
I've only given this recipe out to one person......until today. What good is a secret recipe anyways!!
Living in Texas for 8 years now, we've tried every rib there is to try. This one absolutely does fall off the bone. The combination of slow cooking in the oven, with grilling makes it the most tender delicious rib.
Secret Baby Back Ribs
It starts out with a dry rub:
1 1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup ground black pepper
1/4 cup paprika
1/8 cup garlic powder
Now, it sounds like a lot of seasonings, but this is enough for 4-5 meals. So, once you mix, seal tight in an airtight container.
Go ahead and cut your baby back ribs into serving size portions, cause we're gonna give each one their own TLC. Also, tear off enough aluminum foil to be able to wrap them loosely once you've seasoned them. I use the non stick foil. If you don't, make sure to spray the inside with non stick cooking spray.
Rub both sides of your ribs generously with the dry rub.
Take your favorite BBQ sauce (in my opinion, Sweet Baby Rays Honey is the best!) and baste over your dry rub, leaving the fatty side of the rib up.
Once all your servings have been seasoned and basted, wrap each serving size loosely and put in a baking pan. Put in the refrigerator and marinate overnight.
Cook at 275 for 3 1/2 hours. Preheat your grill and oil to prevent the ribs from sticking.
Carefully take the ribs out with tongs and put fatty side down on grill. (this part will only take a few minutes)
Baste the meat side with some of the sauce from the foil packets then flip over. Remove and let set 5 minutes before serving.
Pass the paper towels and enjoy!!!!!