Thursday, June 28, 2007

BBQ Ribs

My experiment with oven BBQ ribs:

Cut the slab into half and rub it with spice rub. Put it in the disposable aluminum tin and let it marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, covered.

Then, bake in 300'F oven covered with foil for 3 hours. After that, take it out and spread it with your favorite BBQ sauce and bake uncovered for an additional 1 hour. When done, broil in 500'F oven for 5 minutes. Spread the top of the ribs with additional BBQ sauce or dripping from the pan before serving.

Verdict: Surprisingly tender and moist, but not fall off the bone soft.

Spice Rub Recipe from Test Kitchen:

1 Tbsp + 1/2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 3/4 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 tsp. dried oregano
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne


Anonymous said...


Your ribs looked so delicious! Have you tried adding a bottle of beer or even cola on your 1st baking??

I did that last week when I had a BBQ party. It came out really nice ... fall of the bone yummy!!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I usually do my ribs on the grill, but I love the looks of your baby backs.

Lee Ping said...

Dear Little Corner of Mine,

I have a rough draft on BBQ ribs. My neighbors were asking me secret recipe for my ribs. I was going post my secret recipe. It only takes 10 minutes total under the broiler, 5 minutes on each side.

Good that you posted this, I can link to your article.

You probably can guess what is my secret recipe, but ssh, don't reveal it to anyone yet... Let me publish my article first.

Anonymous said...

Finger licking good. Even if not fall off the bone, I will clean up the bones :p~~~

Home Cooking said...

wow looks so yummy *drooling*
kosher salt? i never heard about this b4. is it same like normal salt?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Tricia,
Thanks for your tips! I like the idea of adding a bottle of beer for the 1st baking. Oh yeah, it will make the meat fall off the bone for sure. Can't wait to try this tips! You really have a lot of BBQ parties leh! :)

Thanks V.

Lee Ping,
Can't wait to find out your secret recipe for your ribs!!


I Sha,
Thanks. Kosher salt grain is larger than table salt grain. So, to replace it with table salt, use 1 tsp. instead.

Lee Ping said...

Dear Little Corner of Mine,

So, a bottle of beer or can of soda can make the meat fall of the bone. Got that! That lady Tricia should start her own blog.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lee Ping,
I'm thinking soaking and cooking the ribs in beer for hours will surely make the ribs very soft. The beer will add extra fragrant and flavor to the ribs as well (like beer brats). Guess it goes the same with cola, but I prefer beer. Hehe..

Blur Mommy said...

I also do mine on the grill but will have to try it this way next time. It looks yummy!

Argus Lou said...

Hi, Little Corner, 3 hours? Wow, that's a long time and a lot of energy. And then another hour? I'm fainting already. But I'll certainly try the beer/cola tip (yeah, I agree beer sounds more wickedly delish!).

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks blur_mommy, it's pretty yummy if you asked me. :)

Hi Argus Lou,
It's considered short-cut already. :) People grill it the whole day to get the fall off the bone texture.

Another short-cut is to brine it for an hour and then grill for 4 hours on the grill. Still take 4 hours though. :)

Anonymous said...

I love BBQ ribs. yummy ... I'm drooling and I just came back after dinning outside.

WokandSpoon said...

Your ribs looks great! 4 hours in the oven though...I don't know if I could be that patient!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Cooking Ninja,
We love BBQ ribs too and really love the fall off the bone soft kind. Guess more experiement for me!

Thanks! Marinate in the morning, put it in the oven after lunch and your dinner will be ready in 4 hours. ;)

Argus Lou said...

Hello, Little Corner, all your tips and Tricia's worked like a dream. In fact, I marinated the pork-on-bone chops (couldn't buy spare ribs) with seasoning, herbs and some cola drink (didn't want to open a bottle of beer; no one here to drink the rest of it).
Only slowbaked the meat for 2 hours, basting in between. Then quick-grilled it for 5 minutes with a sprinkling of sugar (honey would be better perhaps) - voila! - it was fall-off-the-bone tender. Thanks so much, ladies. ^_^

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Argus,
You're welcome! Glad it came out great for you. I will definitely give this method a go once I get myself some ribs. :)

SteamyKitchen said...

I'm hungry for ribs now!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Steamykitchen,
Thanks for dropping by! :)

cocoa said...

We tried this yesterday with our new grill and hubby loves it.. thanks for the recipe!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome cocoa and glad to hear that your hubby loved it. :)