One of my son’s favourite pork dishes. I actually only cook 2 kinds of pork at home. Either baby backs or roast pork. Hope you enjoy and try this at home.
My apologies for not documenting the rub. 😦 I marinated the ribs last night and didn’t think I was going to blog about it ’til I was about to bake them tonight.
Pria’s Baby Back Rub:
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt (or rock salt)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
Rub both sides of the pork ribs and cover with plastic wrap and stash in the fridge overnight.
Get your ingredients ready for your BBQ sauce.
Heat the oil and add garlic. Do not brown the garlic or it will taste bitter :O Add the tomato paste, ketchup, vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar). Stir to combine.
Divide the sauce in half. 1st sauce is for basting the raw meat, and the 2nd sauce, for basting the cooked meat, or you can serve it on the side.
Cover your baking dish with foil. This helps for easy clean up and it helps keep the pork tender and juicy while baking. Baste the meat on both sides.
Cover the meat with foil and place in a 350F oven and bake for 1.5-2 hours or until very tender.
When the ribs have reached your preferred tenderness, baste it with some BBQ sauce and increase the your oven temp to 400F. Leave it uncovered at this point. This will help “laquer” your ribs to give it that shiny, glossy and delicious taste. 😛
Pria’s Baby Back Ribs:
2 slabs baby back ribs
1 recipe Pria’s rib rub (seen on the top of this post)
3 tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic, minced and smashed
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp molases
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 cup bottled BBq sauce (Jack Daniel’s BBQ sauce)
“Food nourishes the body as God’s Word nourishes the soul”