Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Baby Back Ribs
I want my baby back, baby back, baby back, baby back. I want my baby back, baby back, baby back. Any else remember that commercial? I don't really remember which restaurant the ad was promoting (maybe Chilis?) but the song will forever be etched in my brain.
My daughter absolutely loves ribs. I should really make them more often because they're quick to prepare and super delicious. I started this batch of ribs in the morning and by dinnertime - they were perfect.
Prepare brine. Dissolve 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup sugar in 4 quarts of cold water. I use a five gallon bucket for all of my brines. (Not the pretties recipticle but definitely practical.)
I started with 2 racks of baby back ribs. I cut each rack in half.
Place ribs in bucket and refrigerate for an hour.
Remove ribs from brine. Pat dry with paper towels.
Combine spice rub ingredients.
2 Tablespoons brown sugar 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons paprika ¼ teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons chili powder ¼ teaspoon red pepper
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
Rub over ribs. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
Place in crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours.
My suggestion is that you leave the house for the next 8 hours because the smell of these ribs cooking in the crock pot made me REALLY hungry.
I served these ribs to my parents on their last trip through Atlanta. Everyone really liked them and even though they look like they are super spicy - they're really not - just flavorful.