My house is filled with the aroma of baby back ribs.. it has been driving my family crazy since 3 pm still hours from dinner time. I made these little beauties and served them with baked potato and fresh green beans.
Becky’s Slow Cooked Baby Back Ribs
- 2 slabs of baby back ribs (quality ones!)
- kosher salt
- fresh ground pepper and garlic flakes
- Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar BBQ sauce
Cut the baby back ribs into sections. I cut them with 2-4 bones that way the ones with smaller appetites had smaller pieces to choose from. I seasoned the meaty part with a sprinkling of kosher salt. I have a pepper mill that has pepper and garlic in it. I seasoned the ribs with a few grinds of the mill. I packed 3-4 sections in a long strip of foil and wrapped the foil around the ribs and placed them on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining rib sections. I had three packages of foil wrapped ribs next to each other one one cookie sheet.
Bake in a 350 F preheated oven. After one hour reduce the heat to 275 and continue baking for 2 more hours. I turned the heat up to 350 again so I could bake my potatoes at the same time and baked them for 1 1/2 hours until the potatoes were cooked through. (See below how I prepare my baked potatoes)
I removed the finished potatoes to a serving platter and allowed them to cool a bit. I opened the packets of ribs, but left the ribs in the foil. I poured some barbecue sauce on them. I set the oven to broil (high heat) and placed the rack about 6 inches from the elements. I broiled the ribs for about 10 minutes. Now they were ready!
My husband really liked this preparation of the ribs. I like to throw them in the crock pot, but they do tend to get a little soggy in that method of preparation. I have to agree with him (the smell of the ribs would be just as strong in a crock pot).
- 5 baked potatoes, scrubbed and left damp
Sprinkle the potatoes with kosher salt and wrap in foil. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 350 or 1 hour at 400.
Serve with butter, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits if desired.