Are you ready to get your fingers sticky and savor tender meat that’s falling off the bone? You don’t need a football game to enjoy these ribs, but since the Super Bowl is right around the corner, it seemed like a good time to share this incredibly delicious recipe that could easily become your gameday favorite. Mike hits a home run with these every single time (Yeah, I’m more of a baseball fan).
Football isn’t really my thing. I will never understand pass interference or holding, but I love the consistency of getting together with our family and friends every Sunday to “watch the games” and eat delicious food.
What I love most about Super Bowl Sunday are the commercials. There’s usually one or two that really draws me in when I watch a brand set the tone for their year without telling me to buy something. They capture your attention. They make you put down the remote when you’d normally fast forward. They make you feel connected to something real for a moment. And, in a world over saturated with ads, it’s very hard to stand out and be memorable. I hope to bring this kind of memorable experience to my photography someday.
I’m listing a couple of my old favorite commercials for you below. Not all of them are from past Super Bowls, but the messages are there… and they’re good.
What are some of your favorite commercials?
1-2 slabs Baby Back Ribs
Your Favorite BBQ Sauce (see BBQ Sauce below)
Your Favorite BBQ Rub (see BBQ Rub on below)
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Remove the rubbery membrane on the underside of the ribs.
Note: Ask your butcher to do this so you don’t have to.
3. Using a favorite BBQ rub, and working with 1 rack at a time, lay a large piece of foil on a work surface, place rack on foil, and liberally coat both sides with rub.
4. Wrap ribs tightly with foil, making sure they’re well sealed to hold in any juices.
5. Place rib packets on a rimmed baking sheet, bone side down.
6. Bake until a knife can pierce meat with no resistance, about 2 hours.
7. Remove ribs from oven. 8. Heat broiler (or grill).
9. Unwrap ribs and brush with BBQ Sauce.
10. Broil or grill until the sauce is bubbling and ribs are lightly charred, about 3-5 minutes, brushing with more sauce if desired.
2 cups ketchup
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoons hot sauce-optional
1 tablespoon of your favorite barbecue rub
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a deep, non reactive saucepan and slowly bring to a simmer.
2. Reduce heat to slow-simmer for about 20 minutes until thick and rich.
3. Transfer to a clean jar and store in the fridge.
3 tablespoon coarse salt
1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
3 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried onion powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir or whisk to mix.
2. Transfer to a jar, cover and store away from heat and light.
All Images © Regan Baroni 2016.