I really kind of hate this picture. If I was smarter I would have used a different plate. But I was really tired, and really cranky and Colin kept thinking it was funny to dash his fork in front of the plate as I was taking the picture, so this is the best I got.
from Grassfed Gourmet by Shannon Hayes
Barbecue Spice Rub
3-4 lbs spareribs or babyback ribs
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Coat ribs with BBQ spice rub, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit overnight in fridge
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees.
Bring ribs to room temperature, (I added more rub here) place ribs in shallow pan in middle of oven. Roast 3.5 - 4 hours (I did mine 4 and they weren't tender/fall off the bone enough for me, I'd do more like 6 or more hours, and maybe baste with some beer during cooking to keep moist). Coat generously with BBQ sauce and cook another 30 minutes, brush once more with sauce before serving.
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup to 1 cup red wine or tarragon vinegar
1/2 cup molasses or dark corn syrup
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp onion powder or 2 tsp finely minced onion
1/4 tsp tabasco sauce
Combine all ingredients in saucepan over high heat, whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30-45 minutes uncovered. Simmer longer for a thicker sauce, or thin with extra vinegar
* I doubled the recipe because I had two racks of ribs. I also added a dash of Worcestershire sauce and some liquid smoke
BBQ Spice Rub
1/2 cup chili powder
3 tbs ground black pepper
4 tbs sugar
3 tbs coarse salt
2 tbs paprika
Combine all ingredients, store extra in air tight container.
The ribs definitely should have been cooked longer, they just weren't tender enough for me. But the flavors of the spice rub and the barbecue sauce (which was tangy instead of smokey) were really good.
Pan Fried Potatoes
Since my oven was being used for the ribs, and we just did mashed potatoes the other night, I threw together some pan fried potatoes. Again, cranky and tired last night - so these were quick and easy.
Red potatoes quarted
Heat oil (enough to cover bottom of pan) and pat of butter in a cast iron skillet. Season oil with some salt, pepper and garlic powder
When oil is heated add potatoes
Cook about 25 minutes, flipping often. Add more salt and pepper, onion and garlic to taste during cooking time.
These came out pretty awesome. Just sayin'.