As you know from previous posts I am a big fan of ribs so I thought I would share my favorite recipe as part of Food Renegade’s Fight Back Friday. The ribs turn out extremely tender and are super easy to make.
Ribs, I usually use baby back ribs
Onion, skin on and cut in chunks
Garlic cloves, smashed
Nutmeg (I prefer freshly grated)
1 tbsp Pickling Spice, wrapped in cheese cloth
Salt and pepper
Your favorite BBQ sauce
If you are using baby back ribs, make sure to peel the skin like layer off the bottom if your butcher hasn’t done it for you, it makes a huge difference. Put salt, pepper and nutmeg on both sides of the ribs and then place them in a pan. Put the onion and garlic around the ribs in the pan, then fill with water to about half way up the ribs and put the pickling spice in. Cover the pan with a lid or tin foil and bake in the oven. I have baked it at 350F for 2.5 hours and 250F for 4 hours, both ways it turns out great but I think it has a more buttery texture at the lower temp.
When the ribs are done you can take them out and add your BBQ sauce. You can also wrap them in foil and put them on the BBQ at this point for a BBQ'd feel. For a time saving tip, cook a bigger batch, add your BBQ sauce, wrap in foil and freeze. Then when you want to cook them simply poke a couple holes in the tin foil and heat in the oven or on the BBQ.