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Freddy’s Sticky Saucy Barbecued Ribs

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With the holidays approching I will barely have time to keep up with my favorite shows. That’s why I love Netflix. Netflix lets me watch my favorite shows while I am making my favorite recipes in the kitchen. I can watch my shows on my lap top, the kids ipad or even my iphone.  With Netflix you can watch your favorite shows anywhere, even while waiting in line at the grocery store. How great is that? 

So today I am going to share a delicious recipe for barbecued short ribs. The recipe is called Freddy’s Sticky Saucy Ribs. We love barbecued ribs at our house, my husband is quite the expert on ribs so we’ll see how much he likes my new recipe. Let me grab my IPad so I can put on some of my holiday favorites to watch while I’m cooking. I think I’ll start with The Miracle on 34th Street, and then for a good laugh I’ll watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. That one never gets old. Now on to the rib making!

Freddy’s Sticky Saucy Ribs

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 5 hours (includes marinating time)

Cook Time: 4 1/2 hours (for barbecued ribs) or 2 1/2 hours (for oven-baked ribs)

Make-Ahead: The barbecue sauce can be made up to 2 weeks ahead, cooled, covered, and refrigerated; reheat before using.

Ingredients

Spice Rub:

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

3 tablespoons sweet paprika

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


Barbecue Sauce:

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 yellow onion, chopped


3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 cup whiskey


1 1/4 cups cider vinegar


2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 cups ketchup

1 cup honey

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Ribs:

4 racks pork baby back ribs (2 1/2-pounds each)

3/4 cup cider vinegar

Method

To prepare the spice rub:

The day before you cook the ribs, make the spice rub. In a medium bowl, mix the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and cumin together. Place the ribs on large baking sheets and rub the ribs all over with the spice mixture.Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.

Meanwhile, to make the barbecue sauce:

In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 3 minutes, or until the garlic is tender.

Stir in the paprika, then stir in the whisky and vinegar, bring just to a simmer, and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, black pepper, and cayenne.

Bring the sauce to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered, stirring often to prevent scorching, for about 30 minutes, or until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly. Remove from the heat.

To bake the ribs:

Position the racks in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 375°F. Cover the ribs on the baking sheets with foil. Bake the ribs, rotating the baking sheets and basting the ribs after the first 45 minutes, and recovering them with foil, for 1 1/2 hours, or until the ribs are tender and the meat has shrunk from the ends of the bones.

Uncover the ribs, baste them with the barbecue sauce and continue baking for 10 minutes, brushing them lightly with the barbecue sauce every few minutes or so, allowing the sauce to set before applying the next coat.

To serve:

Using a large sharp knife, cut the racks into individual ribs. Arrange the ribs on a platter and serve with the remaining sauce on the side. 

These ribs were so good. My husband gave them a 10. They were so moist and tender and the flavor was exceptional. I had so much making these ribs while watching my favorite holiday shows on Netflix. Which show or movie will you be watching while creating in your kitchen this holiday season?

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2 thoughts on “Freddy’s Sticky Saucy Barbecued Ribs”

  1. Kimberley Tobin says:

    I LOVE cooking or baking with Netfilx on my laptop on the kitchen counter. Although I have a habit of watching all of those health food documentaries while making cookies which kind of makes me feel like a hypocrite lol!

  2. Veronica Lee says:

    I cook and bake with my ipad on the kitchen counter too!

    Those ribs look divine!! Mmmmm!

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