The Big Guy had a birthday this week and one of his favorite meals was on the menu: BBQ Ribs. It's spicy, manly, and messy - perfect for a Big Guy birthday dinner.
Pick up some baby back ribs and let's get to work on this recipe that yields tender and delicious ribs.
Let's start with the ingredients for the dry rub:
4 T. paprika
2 T. chili powder
2 T. ground cumin
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. salt
1 T. dried oregano
1 T. sugar
1 T. ground black pepper
1-2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Rinse and dry your ribs well, then rub with the the spice mixture. You should be able to use the whole amount on two racks of ribs.
Wrap them in foil and refrigerate for at least an hour, you can even do this the day before.
Bake in a 325 degree oven for 2 - 2 1/2 hours wrapped tightly in the foil.
Remove from the oven, brush with BBQ sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray's) and cook on a charcoal grill for 20-30 minutes. For a nice smokey flavor, add some wood chips that have been soaked in water to the grate and cover.
Serve with steak fries - there's no veggies for a Big Guy birthday dinner.
Even little Big Guys like it!
Clean your plate and you just might get birthday cake.
Happy Birthday Guy!