Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Back Ribs - Foodie Friday

Since I began blogging, I've made this recipe at least three times. It's always for a group. I am in rush to get the food out and forget to take pictures. This time, I remembered to take the picture while they were cooking.

I've made this recipe with Baby Back or Featherbone Ribs. A couple of years ago when I made these, there was a chance of rain. I wanted to come up with a way to make these even if it rained. We decided to brown them first and then let them cook 4 -6 hours in the electric roaster. Everyone always says these are some of the best ribs they have ever eaten.

Rib Rub
Recipe courtesy of Steven Raichlen

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet paprika
3 tablespoons black pepper
3 tablespoons coarse salt
1 tablespooon hickory smoked salt or more coarse salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons celery seeds
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix. Use your fingers to break up any lumps of brown sugar. Store the rub in an airtight jar away from heat or light. It will keep for at least 6 months.

Sprinkle each side of the ribs generously with the rib rub. Allow to sit at least 30 minutes.

Braising Liquid
Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

1 cup white wine
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 cloves garlic, chopped

In a microwavable container, combine all ingredients for the braising liquid. Microwave on high for 1 minute.

Brown ribs on both sides on the grill. Place the ribs in the roaster. Pour braising liquid in the roaster. Cook in the roaster at 250 degrees for 4 -5 hours.

Serve with your favorite barbeque sauce.

Note: These could also be baked in the oven at 250 degrees. Place ribs on baking pan, cover with braising liquid and wrap in alumnimum foil.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. I love to try recipes for ribs. This rub sounds delicious. I'll try! Thanks Lori

  2. You're giving me a craving for ribs! I start them in a low oven and finish on the grill! Saving your recipes, your ribs look delicious!

  3. Oh yum! Honey? MMMM!!!

    Thanks for posting this recipe :)

    ~Sarah @ Sugar Bananas!

  4. ribs--wow what a great recipe-I can see why you have made it several times


  5. oh my goodness! delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I think I'm too early for your Pink Saturday Post. I'm not going to be around tomorrow, so happy early Pink Saturday. I'll come back on Sunday to see.

  6. Baby backs...whoo-ee these look good! This is a must try...Thanks.


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