My brother James and my mom 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.
It is RIB time
OK… 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 will 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.
A little grill time makes a big difference
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.
Bring on the ribs…
Use your imagination
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.
Use your imagination and experiment with different spice combos until you find something that you love.
Real quick…let talk BBQ Sauce
I have a couple of homemade BBQ sauces that I loves (recipes can be found here) or you can use your favorite homemade version. If you have never tried a fruit based BBQ sauce…you should try it. It is so, so good and adds a great flavor profile that will leave people asking you for the recipe.
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)!!
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