Classic BBQ Ribs

Classic BBQ ribsIt seems like everyone has a theory about how to make the best barbecued ribs. We can’t blame them, ribs are delicious and typically a hit with hungry crowds, especially in the summer. While we’re sure that everyone’s personal rib recipes are fantastic, sometimes it’s best to get back to basics. Perfect for students enrolled in culinary school online, this stripped down BBQ rib recipe requires a little time, but aside from that it’s the best way that we know to deliver classic, flavorful and tender barbecue ribs.

Here’s what you’ll need:
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon paprika
½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
½ tablespoon ground pepper
8 racks baby back ribs
1 and ½ cups of your favorite BBQ sauce (store bought or otherwise)

Instructions:

1) First things first: preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2) Take the kosher salt, dry mustard, paprika, cayenne pepper and ground pepper and measure out the amounts specified above. Once you’ve done so, take all of these ingredients and combine them in a small mixing bowl. Congratulations, you’ve just made a delicious rib rub.

3) Place each of the eight racks of ribs on a double thick layer of aluminum foil (just to be safe). Sprinkle the rub across all areas of the meat and use our hands to massage it into the meat.

4) Wrap each individual rack in foil, and place them on baking sheets. You should be able to fit about four to a sheet.

5) By now, your oven should be adequately preheated. Go ahead and place all of the racks of ribs (now wrapped in tinfoil) inside the oven and bake them for roughly two hours. You’ll want the meat to be tender before you remove them, but you don’t want to cook them to the point where they’re entirely falling apart, as this will make it hard to apply the sauce.

6) Remove the ribs from the oven after two hours. At this point, you’ll want to cool the ribs down, allowing the juices to drain from the meat and the ribs to become solid. You can store them this way for up to two days prior to having to move on to the next step, which can be helpful if planning a party or cookout in advance.

7) Use either a charcoal or gas grill to cook the ribs again for 7-10 minutes. During this process, baste the ribs generously with the sauce that you’ve already bought or prepared. Once they’re off the grill, they’re good to go. Enjoy!

Recipe from www.bonappetit.com

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