Best Baby Back Ribs Ever
1. Often when you buy ribs at the butcher counter, you get a full rack of ribs that wouldn't fit on a plate. Usually you just have to cut these long racks in half to get the perfect serving size (about 4 to 5 rib bones per rack). You'll likely have 4 of these smaller racks at about a pound each.
2. Preheat the oven to 200 F.
3. Tear off 4 pieces of aluminum foil that are roughly 5 inches longer than the ribs.
4. Coat the ribs, front and back, with your choice of barbecue sauce. Place a rack of ribs, one at a time, onto a piece of foil lengthwise and wrap it tightly.
5. Place the ribs into the oven with the seam of the foil wrap facing up. Cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or until you see the meat of the ribs shrinking from the cut ends of the bone or about 1/2 inch. The long cooking time will ensure that the meat will be very tender and fall off the bone.
6. Toward the end of the cooking time, prepare the barbecue.
7. Remove the ribs from the foil smother them with additional barbecue sauce. Be sure to save some sauce for later
8. Grill the ribs on the hot barbecue for 2 to 4 minutes per side, or just until you see several spots of charred blackened sauce. Watch for flames and do not bum!
9. When the ribs are done, use a sharp knife to slice the meat between each bone about halfway down. This will make it easier to tear the ribs apart when they are served.
TIPS If you have time to marinating in advance soak in sauce 24 hours before cooking.
On the inside of the rib cage there is a thin membrane that sometime can be tough this can be pulled off. If your having trouble a clean dish towel can give you a better grip to pull off membrane.
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