Slow Roasted Rack of BBQ Pork Ribs

This is a wonderful and easy entrée that can feed a crowd! Generally ribs are inexpensive. This rack, which was 2 ½ pounds I found on sale for  just a little over $5.00. There are 3 key things to making this dish. First off purchase pork ribs instead of beef, because they are usually more tender, use a LOT of BBQ sauce, the ribs should be completely covered and finally bake them low and slow.  The meat should literally fall off the bone! 

Ingredients

1 – 2 1/2 lb. rack of pork loin baby back ribs
1 – 12 oz. bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce or more (I use KC Masterpiece Original Barbeque Sauce)

Technique

Preheat a grill to medium high heat and sear ribs on both sides. This is not required, but adds a nice flavor. Keep in mind this is just to sear them not to cook them. Place ribs indented side up in a large baking pan with at least 2 inches deep (this type of pan is usually used for making bars). The reason I place them indented side up is that the sauce will remain in place instead of running off, which will cause a dry rack of ribs. If you choose to place them indented side down, make sure to baste them frequently to prevent them from drying out. Completely cover the rack of ribs with BBQ sauce, cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees for about 3 hours or until ribs are almost falling away from the bone. Let rest for about 20 minutes and serve.

Suggested Side Dish

Maggie’s Creamy Potato Salad with Fresh Dill (shown) or Creamy Pasta Salad with Shrimp and round it out with a simple coleslaw or fresh corn on the cob.

Suggested Beverage

Try Lemonade, a beer from  Summer Flight by the Samuel Adam’s Brewery, Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower (Houston, TX), Domaine De Ricaud Bordeaux Clairet (France) or Alexander Valley Vineyards® dry ROSÉ of SANGIOVESE (Sonoma County).  Both wines are dry pink blends so don’t be fooled by the color – they are a perfect match for BBQ!

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