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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Baby Back Ribs with Dry Rub

It's safe to say that my husband LOVES ribs. Whenever I tell him that's what we're having for dinner, he gets an extra little pep and does a little happy dance. (Think Bill Cosby's dance. HAHA)  And since we don't have a smoker, I've had to come up with another way to make ribs.

Enter your oven. It does most of the work and then at the very end, you slap them on the grill for a few minutes to caramelize the sugar in the BBQ sauce and get that smoky barbeque taste that can only come from a grill.

Baby Back Ribs with Dry Rub

Slab of Baby Back Ribs, about 4-6 lbs

Dry Rub:
1 T Kosher salt
1 T chili powder
1 t ground black pepper
1 t ground paprika
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t ground cayenne pepper
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t ground mustard
1/2 t ground chipotle chili pepper

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together and sprinkle over the baby back ribs, ONLY USING ABOUT 1/3 OF THE RUB. Save the rest for another day in an air tight container.

Place ribs on a cookie sheet with about 1/4 cup of water and cover with foil. Bake at 275 degrees F for 2-3 hours. When done, take ribs to the outside grill and cook for 5 minutes a side, slathering with your favorite BBQ Sauce. Serve immediately.

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