Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Our grocer had a huge sale on country style ribs a couple weeks ago so, being the frugal couple that we are, Rob and I purchased a lot of ribs and stuck them in the freezer. This week we broke out one of those racks of ribs and I decided that instead of using a pre-made rub I would go ahead and make my own. And if the smell is anything to judge it by, hopefully, it's amazing.

The rub, which should be applied liberally to the ribs before cooking (and, it's even better if you're able to marinate the ribs in the rub for an hour or two or--if you're feeling really spicy--over night):

1 tsp. of dried oregano
1 tsp. of smoked paprika
1 tsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of ground cumin
1/2 tsp. of kosher salt
1/2 tsp. of ground pepper
1/2 tsp. of ground coriander
1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper

Mix to combine and massage into the ribs.

I used smoked paprika and cumin in this recipe to add a flavor of smokiness because, as you know, cooking them in the oven doesn't add that lovely smokey flavor you get when cooking on a grill. 

Enjoy! And until next time, buon appetito!

Edit: The ribs came out great! We had 5 boneless ribs and roasted them, covered in foil, for about an hour and 15 minutes at 350 and then we basted them with bbq sauce and placed them under the broiler (set at 350) for another 15 minutes.

For the bbq sauce I used about a 1/3 cup of Sweet Baby Rays original bbq sauce and added about two tbs. of spicy brown mustard and about 1 tbs. of honey, and it was a nice change. The mustard gave it a nice bit of spice and the honey helped round it out. 

Hope you like it!

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