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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Spare ribs, potatoes to die for, and roasted green beans....too delicious for words!

In our family, there was a choice on Sunday as far as dinner was concerned.  We could either go out somewhere in Boston for dinner, or....stay home and have Mom cook....  I won out, hands down, so off to work I went...

My family LOVES ribs, and that is what they wanted me to cook.  Kind of a no-brainer.... remove the thin skin on the back, cut into sections, season both sides, cover with BBQ sauce, seal with foil and cook for about 2 hours.  The killer part of this dinner was the potatoes!  Wait until you hear about easy, and they had to be the best potatoes I think I have ever eaten.  I can't believe restaurants haven't heard about these!  Too bad I couldn't copyright them!!!

Well, I'm getting way ahead of myself.  Back to the ribs....

Line your pans with foil, and coat both sides of the rib sections with onion powder, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and my all time favorite.... Raj al my followers, this is the spice I got in Cincinnati that has turmeric, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, lavender, roses, paprika. etc... I'm telling you - you need to go on the Colonel De's website ( and order some of this.  It is my all-time favorite!

Last step is to spread your favorite barbecue sauce all over the ribs.  My favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's.

The only thing left is to cover the pan tightly with foil and cook in a 325 degree oven for 2 hours.  Do not open up to peek!  After the 2 hours was up, I took the foil off, added a little more sauce and popped them back in for another 15 minutes or so.

In the meantime, I took some green beans, coated them with olive oil and salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and roasted them until they were done, probably about 20  minutes or so.  Every once in a while I stir them up a bit with some tongs, just to move them around a little.

I think I will make a separate post for the potatoes.....they need their own blog!

So, here they are....  So delicious and tender.  Every time I tried to cut them apart, the bone would just fall off!  This has to be a tried and true way of cooking ribs, especially when grilling season is over.


1 comment:

  1. Never read this blog when you're hungry!

    I have to try those potatoes and the ribs too...yum!