Sunday, September 30, 2007

Incredibly Delish - Baby Back Ribs like Applebee's

I've always been hesistant to try cooking ribs at home..... Can't tell you why, the thought just intimated me. Found this recipe - it's quite easy and the best thing is listening to everyone's "Hmm, Hmm Good!" Even my husband (who is not a rib fan) has requested them over and over.

I make extra sauce and freeze it for the next time......

Baby Back Ribs like Applebee's®

Boiled, brushed with sauce, then broiled,these ribs are tender and full of zesty flavor.

Serves: 2-4 Prep. Time: 1:15

3 lbs. pork baby back ribs - cut in 2-4 sections
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 Tbls. dark brown sugar
3 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. liquid smoke (see Notes below)
1/2 tsp. salt

-Place ribs in a large pot and fill pot with enough water to cover ribs.
-Bring water to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until ribs are fork tender.
-While ribs are boiling, combine remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
-Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring often, for 30 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
-Place boiled ribs, meat side down, on a broiler pan.
-Brush with half the sauce mixture and broil 4"-5" from heat for 6-7 minutes.
-Turn ribs over, brush with remaining sauce, and broil additional 6-7 minutes, or until edges are slightly charred.

Notes: Liquid Smoke is a natural flavoring used to add a smoky flavor to foods. The product is produced by burning hardwood chips and condensing the smoke into a liquid form. It is readily available in the U.S. in the spice or condiment aisle of a grocery store. There is no substitute for this ingredient; if you don't have it, simply omit it.

Comments about recipe -

My family has never had better tasting ribs than these. We love this recipe!! I will never make ribs any other way.

These ribs were possibly the best we have ever had.

These ribs were awesome! We rated them a 5 out of 5 napkin recipe!

Wow! Incredible recipe! Meat was falling-off-the-bone tender, and sauce was wonderful! Had husband and 3 picky kids begging for more. I'll definitely be making again soon!

Credit - Robbie's Recipes -


Janette said...

I never thought to boil them! I'm gonna try that!!