- 1 rack of ribs
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 tbl taco seasoning
- 2 tbl peter lugers
- 2 tbl olive oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 beer, i used a dark beer, negra modelo
do you have a meat and potatoes man? i do, as much as he loves a good vegetarian dinner he also loves a good meat bomb.
we celebrated valentine’s day last night with the kids. it was a lot of fun. j and p adore cooking and helping in the kitchen so we planned a whole meal, including dessert.
last week i picked up these ribs…we like fall off the bone gooey ribs. we usually slow cook them for hours and then stick them on the grill or under a broiler for a quick browning. i usually throw together a quick marinade, nothing special, a mix of bbq sauce with some honey and olive oil, but yesterday we experimented. i don’t think i can ever buy store bought bbq sauce again.
we slow cooked the ribs in the sauce for 2 hours then reduced the sauce and smothered the ribs and stuck them under the broiler. by far the best ribs i have ever made. the sauce was easy too, a couple things from the pantry and the surprise guest, beer.
slow cooked ribs
- get a zip lock bag, one of those big ones. in a mixing cup, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade. in the zip lock bag, add the marinade and ribs. marinate for at least an hour.
- pre-heat your oven to 275
- in a pan, line with tin foil, trust me, this can get messy. lay out your ribs and then pour the sauce over. tent your pan with foil, make sure your ribs are not touching the foil. slow cook for 2 hours.
- when you take the ribs out of the oven you will see the meat on the ribs flaking off. that is what you want. take all the good sauce and empty it into a sauce pan and set your ribs aside, cook the marinade on a medium high flame until sauce is reduced to a little more then half. it will become thicker and sweeter as it cooks down. you know when it’s ready when it coats the back of a spoon.
- about 10 minutes or so before you are ready to eat, pour some of that sauce over the ribs. bone side up stick under the broiler for about 4-5 minutes, take them out and flip, meat side up for another 5 minutes.
- slice your ribs and serve with the extra sauce on the side. last night we served them with garlic mashed potatoes which are one of the easiest things to make.