My brother James, my mom and The Hubby are HUGE fans of ribs. Anytime we go eat at any of our local BBQ joints (which we have several of here in Texas) they always order ribs. Me, I am more of a brisket and sausage gal, but that is for another day and another recipe.
OK…sorry now back to the ribs…being that my brother loves ribs & he loves to grill and smoke things he took it upon himself to make the best ribs ever…and I even admit they are really, really good.
He experimented with several variations of this recipe but finally found the perfect combo of oven time and grill time. The beauty of these ribs is that they fall off the bone from being cooked low and slow in the oven and all wrapped in foil, and the spices really have time to get deep down into the meat giving the ribs amazing flavor. Not only do they fall off the bone though they also have a little char and smokiness to them from the grill. Putting them on the grill for just a few minutes adds in just the right amount of char and smoke, at least for my liking. Now I know some people probably love a smoked all the way rib, and that is great, but for those of us who don’t have a smoker, or the time, this is a perfect rib recipe.
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The seasoning rub that we used is something that has evolved over time and will probably continue evolving, but if you have a favorite rub that you use feel free to use that…just make sure the ribs are coated really, really well.
Ok real quick lets talk BBQ sauce…The Hubby has a couple of homemade sauces that he loves (recipes can be found here) or you can use your favorite homemade version…or for an even easier meal use your favorite bottled version…any BBQ sauce will work great!!
Whether you are having a big party or just a few family to friends over the Memorial Day weekend, these ribs will be a BIG hit…even the non-rib lovers will love these…yes I even LOVE these ribs (just don’t tell my brother)!!
Make everyday Sparkle – MJ
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