Friday, August 19, 2011

Best ribs ever

Ahem.  Attention, is a milestone.  This is my 100th post, holy CRAP!!  And it's a Friday, you can't really beat that!  Fitting that this is one of the best recipes/methods I've got up my sleeve, even if it's also one of the easiest....and that it was passed to me from my Aunt Lisa.

My Aunt Lisa makes the best ribs ever.  Hands down. No question.  Well, my friend Cynthia's dad and brother's ribs are literally unbeatable, but it's a secret recipe which means I can't have it.  Disappointing but totally understandable since they actually enter rib competitions with their recipe...soooo this is the next best thing.  Aunt Lisa made these for us when we visited her in Chicago a couple years ago and this is now the only way I will think about preparing them in our house...they literally fall off the bone!

The trick is to bake them beforehand, this cooks them evenly and keeps the moisture in the baking bags so they don't dry out on you.  I do 2 racks per bag, throw a dash of flour in the bags, along with a dash of water, the ribs seasoned with Lawry's, and onions on top for moisture as well.  Secure the bags closed and bake at 250 degrees for 2.5-3 hours.

When you remove them from the oven, slather them liberally on both sides with the BBQ sauce of your choice...I use Devil's Spit because we like heat and Justin doesn't care for sweet BBQ sauces...but you do what you want!

Throw them on the grill on low heat for 10-15 minutes per side, keeping a close eye on them in case the sauce drips between the grate and makes the flames rise up like mine did.  You don't want to burn these suckers after all the time you've put into them!

And this is the closest picture you'll get of them being done.  We literally couldnt wait to eat them and tore into it without even thinking of taking a picture.  These are finger-licking, fall off the bone, yumtastic to the nth degree.  I can't even give a good enough description to portray the flavor these throw in your mouth.  Just try it.  Then try to explain it to me...maybe you can do better.  Enjoy!

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  1. Oooh-Nice way to celebrate your 100th post & congrats. I love grilled ribs and these look delicious. Yum-have a great weekend.

  2. Thank you! I wasn't sure I would stick with this, but have grown to enjoy it and hope to improve on my writing, photography, and cooking all at once! Can't believe I've written 100 posts already though...

  3. Congratulations on your 100th post, & I look forward to reading your next 100!