I have written recipe after recipe on ribs, but I have never truly perfected them myself, until Saturday night.
My friend had posted on Facebook, “I just ate the best ribs ever!” to which I responded, “Do tell, because I’ve never quite mastered them myself.”
At that point, he introduced me, via social media of course, to his mother, master chef of all things ribs. She sent me her recipe (Oh, I love the South, where mamas you don’t even know share their family secrets with you!). I tried it and oh, my, gosh, it was excellent.
My problem was that I’d never cooked the ribs slowly and long enough. This time, however, I wasn’t going to miss.
Not only did I slow roast these, but I finished them off on the grill to caramelize the sugars and give them a brilliant color.
They were slap-yo-mama delicious! Luckily for you, you don’t have to wait until Mrs. S comes into your life. Pork spare ribs are on sale this week at Brookshire’s.
Mrs. S’s Ribs
2 racks (6 lb) pork spare ribs
2 Tbs salt
2 Tbs pepper
3 Tbs Montreal Steak seasoning
3 Tbs minced garlic
3 Tbs minced onion
2 Tbs liquid smoke
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
Rinse ribs and pat dry. Place in a roasting pan lined with foil, fat side up. Cover ribs with Worcestershire, liquid smoke and seasonings. Wrap tightly in foil.
Bake, wrapped, at 250° F for 5 hours.
Remove from oven. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Place ribs on grill for about 5 minutes each side, or until golden-brown. Serve immediately with your favorite barbecue sauce. (In lieu of a grill, broil until desired color is achieved.)
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 879, Calories from Fat: 511, Fat: 57 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (24 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 223 mg, Sodium: 4515 mg, Potassium: 51 mg, Carbohydrates: 4 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Protein: 82 g.
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