Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BBQ Ribs - A Harvest Crew Favorite!

Even though I don't have a large harvest crew to feed anymore, I do have at least one harvest guy to feed (and sometimes a couple extra).  One of the favorite foods on our harvest journey was BBQ ribs.  The guys would jump out of their combines and literally run to the table (back of suburban tailgate).  It always made me smile when I would bring meals to the field and see them get so excited for food - my food!

This BBQ rib recipe is about as simple as it can get.  The ribs I like the best are pork- country style.  They are flavorful and meaty, so a few go a long way.

I prefer to grill my ribs first before putting them in the oven to bake.  You can also brown them in a pan on your stove.  By grilling or browning,  the meat gets sealed so it becomes more tender. Taking your favorite BBQ seasoning,  I use different combinations,  use what your family likes the best,  rub the seasoning on all sides of the ribs.

Place on grill or in pan and brown on all sides as well.  (this process only takes a few minutes, so be watchful!)

Take the ribs off the grill or out of the pan and place in a greased roasting pan. Grab a bottle of your family's favorite BBQ sauce - once again, we use different kinds, pour entire bottle over the ribs making sure to cover them with the sauce.  Before disposing of the BBQ sauce bottle, pour drinking water into the bottle, filling to approximately half full, shake to release any excess sauce and pour the remainder of the sauce/water over the ribs.  This method gives the ribs some extra liquid without adding just plain water and cleans out your bottle for recycling!

With temperature at 325 degrees,  place covered roasting pan in oven and bake for 2-3 hours.  You can also place the ribs in a crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

I promise the meat will fall off the bone, they are that good!

Off to feed a harvest guy...

BBQ Ribs - Country Style Recipe
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1 package of pork - country style ribs
Sprinkle of your favorite seasoning salt to rub into ribs on both sides
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
Water - enough to fill half of your BBQ sauce bottle

Rub seasoning salt into ribs on all sides.  Place ribs onto grill or in pan on stove top.  Brown all sides of the ribs.  Place browned ribs into greased roasting pan, pour entire bottle of BBQ sauce over ribs, add water to empty BBQ sauce bottle and shake to release excess sauce, pour this over the ribs to provide extra liquid for the ribs to cook in.  Cover and put into 325 degree oven for approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until rib meat falls off the bone.  (Ribs can also be placed in a crock pot and cooked on low for 8-10 hours).

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