Monday, June 29, 2009

Grill-Free Baby Back Ribs - great flavor without the SMOKE...

Ever want BBQ, but don’t want to smell like a puff of smoke the rest of the night? These ribs are created start-to-finish in your trusty oven - no fancy-schmancey equipment needed! And even better than that - no eclectic, hard-to-find, “I’ll never use these again” ingredients. 3-4 hours in the oven, and you’re done!

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to cook outside, because I literally cook outside myself (if you know what I mean). But I do love good BBQ like everyone else in the summer. When I found this recipe (on I was a little skeptical because the photo (honestly) didn’t look that appealing. I decided to give it a shot because I actually had all the ingredients on hand (which is rare!)

You’ll love the combination of flavors in the sauce, which gets richer the longer you bake it. Baking the ribs uncovered made them extremely tender - not “steamed” as they often look when baked in foil. This method of cooking also allowed the delicious sauce thicken as it baked. I must say, it was heavenly! My teenage son literally ate half of the 3-1/2 pound rack himself, then hid the leftovers in the darkest corner of the refrigerator so they wouldn’t be discovered by anyone else.

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1 comment:

  1. Lol,I remember doing that when I still lived at home.I'd hide the leftovers from my sister but she manages to find them anyways.Great recipe!