Saturday, July 5, 2014

Rib Vs. Rib

Decided to do ribs for the 4th of July. Was having a difficult time deciding exactly what kind of ribs I wanted to make and then a light bulb went off: Baby Backs Two Ways! Both racks went into the oven for 2 hours at 400 degrees. One rack was bathed in a chipotle honey sauce and the other rack got a spice rub. Both were put on the grill very briefly before serving. The ribs that just received the rub were served with the secret weapon: Mainely Meats BBQ Sauce. I wish I could give you their web address so you could order this sauce online but that's not possible. You'll have to go to Maine to get it. That's what we do every year :-) My hubs was the judge and declared the plain ribs with Mainely Meat Sauce the hands down winner but said it was a tough job deciding and he may have to have another helping of the chipotle ribs to be sure!

2 racks baby back ribs

Honey Chipotle Sauce
1/4 cup chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
1/4 dry mustard
1.4 cup honey

Salt and pepper the ribs. Spread sauce all over and wrap ribs in heavy duty foil. Bake 2 hours at 400.

Spice rub ribs:

Just salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder all over and then wrap in foil. Bake 2 hours at 400.

Put ribs on grill very briefly (you really can even skip this step to tell the truth).

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