By: Bears Butt


Yesterday was my day to decide what we were having for supper.  I have had a craving to chew on a bone and so looking into the freezer I saw a package of “bone in” pork ribs!  YUMMY!  Perfect!

I’m always looking for the “just right” way to cook ribs and this day was no different…on to the web I went.  Do you realize there are no less than 10 million recipes for BBQ ribs?  It seems like everyone has one on line and they are almost all the same….rub them with this, rub them with that, cook them this way, cook them that way and they all look just about the same.  Well, I decided to make up my own recipe, how wrong can I go?

With the ribs thawed out and at room temperature, I mixed up my own rub……1/2 cup of brown sugar, a TSP of salt, a TSP of garlic powder, a TSP of onion powder and a TBL of paperika….I blended all that in a bowl and then rubbed it all over the ribs…even the bones got rubbed.  Then I wrapped it loosely and let it sit on the counter for about 2 hours.

As time to cook came around, I preheated the oven to 300 degrees….why 300?  It just seemed like a good temperature to cook ribs that’s all.  I put the ribs in a shallow baking dish and covered it with foil (tightly) and tossed it into the oven.

It was about 2 hours later, after running to town to pick up a part that had been made for the farm I pulled the dish out of the oven and took off the foil!  Boy did they smell good, but they didn’t look like they were done yet.  My mind went racing….what do you usually have as a side dish with good old ribs?   Baked beans always comes to mind.  Down stairs I went to look in the food storage area for a can of Bushes baked beans or whatever we had….the only thing I found was normal old pork and beans…what the heck, I can make my own baked beans out of them.

I opened the can and looked at the contents….hmmmmm….pork and beans.  I remembered there was a time when I was in the service I opened up a can of pork and beans and sat right down and ate the whole can….I digress.  Setting the can on the counter, I pulled the ribs out of the dish and set them on the foil.  There was a lot of grease and juices in the pan and so I dumped it out and put the ribs back in the dish.  Then I spooned the pork and beans over top of the ribs.  It sort of looked good, but it was lacking something….those just aren’t baked beans, they are just pork and beans.  To the fridge I went in search of something else to put with them…..a fourth of a bottle of bbq sauce was calling from the bottom shelf.  Up it came and I dumped it all over top of the beans.  Now that is taking shape!

OK, with the ribs almost but not quite done it needed more time in the oven.  I put it back in without covering it….set the timer for one hour and came in to look at Bears Butt Dot Com (or Candy Crush whichever came first).  I went through all the classified groups on Facebook and even his classified.  You never know when someone is “giving away” something you really want….like Swarsky binocs, or a Nikon spotting scope….It seemed like just a few minutes went by when the buzzer on the timer went off!

Opening the oven door revealed a most delicious looking meal.  I poked the meat with a fork and it revealed “fall off the bone” tender ribs!  OH BOY, is Winemaker going to be in love with supper.

Then back to the fridge and pulled out the left over biskets from the other nights supper…wrapped them in foil and tossed them into the, now cooling down, oven….temp set at 200.

When we “finally” ate supper, I was like an amoeba….I crawled over the plate and when I crawled off the other side it was as clean as if it had come out of the dishwasher!  Those had to be the BEST bbq tasting ribs I have ever eaten!

Don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.

Bears Butt

October 16, 2014

Written on October 16th, 2014 , Recipes

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