Friday, March 6, 2015

Country Style Ribs


Welcome to the weekend! 

Hope you have some exciting plans, 
maybe soak up some of the warmer temps!

We are super excited to be heading out with our kids 
to their sporting events this weekend. 

Ryker refueling between events.

Ryker's last swim meet tonight!
I'm guessing he'll set some more PRs (personal records)
just like he has continued to do all season!

It has been a blast! 


Landon and his buddy Tyler after a Free-Throw contest.

Landon's last basketball tournament this Saturday in Lodi. 

Last weekend they really came together as a team and won the tournament in Rockford. 

Alayna and her pal Haley. 
Lastly, but certainly not least, 
Sunday we will be cheering on Alayna and her team at her home tournament!

So, when we are on the road supporting our kids, 
it is such a treat to come home and make a quick dinner
that tastes like it has been cooking all day!

Enter, 
Country Style Ribs.

Not only are these boneless ribs much more economical than a rack of ribs,
They can be baked up in less than an hour
with a sweet and smokey flavor that melts-in-your-mouth! 

Of course, with a house full of boys, 
ribs are requested quite often…
but it is not in the budget to be spending nearly $30 on a racks of ribs all the time. 

So, these ribs have been a life-saver! 
They have been paired with both chicken and seafood in our house
for a complete guy-pleasing meal. 

Let's get started...


Just whip up a quick rub…
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin

These sugar and spices come together so nicely to make a sweet and smokey rub. 


When all mixed up, looks mostly like brown sugar, 
but don't let that fool you! 


Right into the store-packaging, 
the first side of 2# of boneless country style ribs are rubbed. 

I love to take any advantage I can of minimizing mess! 


Then, on a foil-lined baking sheet
(speaking of mess-minimizing)

The ribs are flipped out and topped with the rest of the rub. 

Cover those bad boys with some foil and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. 


Next slather on your BBQ sauce of choice
and spread it out with a brush or the back of a spoon works just fine too! 

Pop 'em back in the oven for another 20 minutes


and these babies are ready. 

Call in the troops! 


These were served up with some delicious roasted brussel sprouts. 

Now, I love a mess with the best of them, 
but I'm not sad that these can be neatly eaten with a knife and fork! 

And, there are NEVER any leftovers! 

RECIPE:
Bake Time: 1 hour
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2# of boneless country style ribs
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
BBQ sauce

Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  • Mix up smokey brown sugar rub. 
  • Rub on both sides of ribs. 
  • Placed on foil-lined baking sheet. 
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes. 
  • Add BBQ sauce and bake for another 20 minutes.