Barbecue Ribs

Phew!  It’s been a busy couple weeks around here.  Can you tell?  Have you been missing me?  Or did you just give up and go elsewhere? Wahhhh!  Come back!  I’m here for you, I promise!

Barbecue Ribs

In fact,  I’m here for you with ribs.

I know.  Right?!  Rib therapy.  It’s a thing.  For reals.

At least in my house it is.

If I want to get in good with my family, like if I want wood chips laid, and landscaping weeded I make ribs.  If I want to say I love  you, without actually saying the words I love you (Which I have no problem with! I throw those 3 words around like nobodies business!) I make ribs.  If we have German peoples staying in our house I make ribs!  Cause if you didn’t know it German peoples love ribs, and beers, and chocolate. I love German peoples.   Especially these ones…..

entertaining ~ barbecue ribs

My German sister Andrea came to visit with her two little krauts…who aren’t so little anymore.  They come every couple of years to visit.  It’s fun.  We do lots of shopping, and eating, and beach walking, and eating, and sight-seeing, and eating.  We try to always have barbecue something at least once while they are here.

The best thing about these ribs is that you can make them up to two days ahead, store them in the refrig and throw them on the grill, add a few easy sides (see my suggestions below) and you’ve got yourself a finger licken’ good dinner!

Here’s how!  Oh and BTW the rib rub is something you might want to double up on and use on grilled pork chops and chicken too!  It’s a mighty fine rub if I do say so myself.  No packaging and selling it now, this is my secret recipe.

Well, I guess it’s not anymore.

But I trust you, I know you’ll do good by it.

Barbecue Ribs

Mix the rub ingredients together, and sprinkle them generously all over the ribs, and then give your ribs a little massage.  Not literally your ribs, but the baby back ribs that you are going to eat.  Silly goose.  However, you might be rubbing your ribs and moaning after you’re done eating.

Barbecue Ribs

Take heavy-duty plastic wrap, I prefer the Kirkland brand, and cover your roasting pan tightly.


Barbecue Ribs

Then cover the pan with aluminum foil.  I learned this trick on T.V., specifically Diners Drive-ins and Dives.  It creates a seal and keeps the meat tender and juicy.  Now bake your ribs for 3 hours at 300 degrees.


Barbecue Ribs

Uncover and either let cool and store and refrig for later or…… (can you tell I did some nibbling?  had to make sure they were good for our guests 😉 )


Barbecue Ribs

Fire up your grill and throw on da ribs!! Slather them in your favorite barbecue sauce, ours is Sweet Baby Rays original.  I buy it by the gallon.  It’s ridiculous.  My family could bath in it!!


Barbecue Ribs
There you have it!  So easy!  Serve them with your favorite sides, like Roasted PotatoesBaked BeansCole SlawCorn on the Cob.

I’ve got some traveling coming up in the next couple weeks, first Miami, and then NYC, but I’m going to do my best to keep feeding you people!  Because it’s important to me that you are inspired to get around the table often with those you love!


Sheila ~ specializing in Rib Therapy and Tastepeutic Massage ~ foo.D., M.D., RND, BVD


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  1. 1

    This is how I do my ribs too all except that plastic wrap under the foil in the oven. It doesn’t melt? Your ribs are beautiful and well rubbed.
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  2. 2

    I’m totally drooling!! My little krauts would love these!
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  3. 3
    Cathie :

    I also am questioning the not-melting of the plastic.

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      If you use a heavy duty plastic wrap it seals around the edges but does not melt into your food, it creates a perfect seal. I was skeptical too, the only time it didn’t work for me was on vacation when I was using cheapy dollar store plastic wrap. If it makes you nervous, just using the foil works too, but it does allow some of the moisture to escape.


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