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The Ultimate Heavenly Backyard BBQ Ribs

Based on our little Facebook survey on what summer activities our fans are most excited about, it’s clear Backyard BBQ’s are tops on a lot of people’s minds. I have to agree- not many things beat a breezy, sunny day spent with friends and family while grilling up some awesome food.

One of my absolute favorite summer grilling dishes are ribs. Slow cooked, spicy, tangy, tender….all words I immediately think of when someone mentions making them. I like to think of myself as a rib connoisseur. I’ve tested a lot of recipes until I finally landed on the one below.

Slow Cooked Rib Recipe

Slow Cooked Rib Recipe

This rib recipe requires some TLC, but I promise you it will be worth it when you see your BBQ guests salivate and beg for seconds.

Heavenly Backyard BBQ Ribs Recipe

Dry Rub Ingredients:

– 3 Tbsp paprika
– 1 Tbsp onion powder
– 1 Tbsp garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– lots of fresh ground pepper
– 2 Tbsp olive oil

BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

– 1 6oz can tomato paste (preferable organic)
– 1 to 1.5 cups of beef stock (look for low or no salt added)
– 3 Cloves Garlic minced
– .5 of an onion minced
– 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
– 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
– 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
– 1 teaspoon sea salt
– 2 tablespoons chili powder

And of course two big slabs of pork ribs!

Directions:

Combine all ingredients to make the dry rub. Mix until it’s a thick paste and then rub into both slabs of ribs on both sides. Set the ribs aside to soak up the spices.

Rib Dry Rub

Rib Dry Rub

Dry rubbed ribs

Dry rubbed ribs

To make the sauce, just combine all the ingredients listed above and simmer for 25 minutes or more until it’s thick. Pour a little sauce over the ribs to taste before cooking.

Homemade Rib Sauce

Homemade Rib Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Place the ribs in a foil lined pan, cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 2 – 2.5 hours until the bones are showing on the sides. To finish them off, grill them over medium-high heat meat side down for 7-9 minutes.

Baked BBQ Ribs

Baked BBQ Ribs

Grilled Rib Recipe

Grilled Rib Recipe

Slather even more of the BBQ sauce on top and watch your guests eyes light up with hunger!

And to up the ante even more, if you wanted to take your BBQ to the next level, Heavenly’s catering team offers full-service BBQ’s in the sky at Lakeview Lodge. Wouldn’t that be a pretty awesome way to celebrate summer?? You can find out more about our catered BBQ’s here.

Now go get your grills fired up!

Liz


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