Friday, October 15, 2010

Slow Cooked Dry Rub Pork Ribs

First off, you may have noticed (or at least I hope you did) that I've been absent for a while. That's because we had the biggest antique show of our year, followed by our annual fall Monster Yard Sale, followed by colds and strep and finally a much needed week long vacation at the beach. Glory! Now, it's time for eBay and Etsy. Anyways, I'm glad to be back.

Every once in a while I just have to have some ribs...good ribs, but alas there is no place to buy ribs where I live, let alone yummy ones. So yesterday I thought I would tackle some myself. I called my sister to get her recipe but it involves BBQ sauce and my husband will not touch it. Come to think of it, that is one of only two things I know of that he doesn't like. No BBQ sauce and no avocado. I know....he's crazy, but I digress. Back to the ribs!

I decided to make up my own dry rub for the ribs. And I just winged it here. I'm sure there are better rubs out there but here is mine.

Slushy's Dry Rub

1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Lawry's Seasoning Salt
1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Onion Salt
1 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Brown Sugar

I followed Robyn's recipe for cooking the ribs minus the BBQ sauce steps and added some time to it. I like my ribs well done. I also added a cup of apple juice and a cup of water to the bottom of my roasting pan. Not sure if it made any difference of not, but it smelled good!

Cut your ribs into singles or doubles (I use singles)
Arrange on roasting pan and bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
Keep pouring off the grease off.
Lower the temperature to 250 degrees and bake for 2 hours. Enjoy.

And we did enjoy them. They didn't last long at all!

Happy day! It's good to be back!