Monday, January 26, 2015

BBQ Spare Ribs

The weather over the last few days has been unexpectedly warm.  That, combined with "Game-Day" foods blasting from every direction put us in the mood for ribs!  Babe's only disappointment was that we weren't able to find any beef ribs, so we settled for pork spare-ribs (which I didn't mind, since I prefer them anyway).

I served these ribs with baked beans (although they weren't baked) a spicy coleslaw.  It came out delicious and so decadent.  The coleslaw was a perfect companion.

BBQ Spare Ribs

  • 2 C soy sauce (could also use tamari or coconut aminos for gluten free)
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • rack of pork spare-ribs
  • Turkey baking bag**
  • Favorite jarred BBQ sauce
  1. Bring first three ingredients to boil.
  2. Cool down
  3. In zip top bag pour marinade over ribs
  4. Marinade, refrigerated for 2-6 hours
  5. Discard marinade
  6. Transfer ribs to cooking bag and cut 3-5 slits in top
  7. Cook at 375 degrees for 2 hours
  8. Remove ribs from bag and lower oven to 350 degrees
  9. Brush ribs with bbq sauce and return to oven for another 30 minutes
  10. Turn on broiler and broil for 5 minutes to brown the top
**If you prefer not to use the bag, you can cover the baking pan with foil before baking

"Baked Beans"

  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 10oz can baked beans
  • 2 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • salt and pepper
  1. Saute onion in olive oil about 7 minutes
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and heat through over medium heat for 10 minutes

Spicy Coleslaw

  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bag of packaged coleslaw
  1. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients but coleslaw
  2. Stir in coleslaw until covered in dressing
  3. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes