Sunday, October 22, 2006

Magical Ribs

We had another fun Saturday night with the Magical Margarita recipe. We had our neighbors over for some margaritas and good eats. One of our favorite combinations is Margaritas and Ribs, in fact, let's call them Magical Ribs.

Ingredients you will need for Magical Ribs:

3 racks of baby-back ribs (BJ's and Sams Club have a nice 3-rack package)
2 bottles of your favorite barbecue sauce
1 or 2 large onions chopped
5 to 10 cloves of garlic chopped
2 bottles of beer

In a large pot, pour in the 2 bottles of beer and add the onion and garlic. Fill the pot 1/2 way with water and add in the 3 racks of ribs. Add water until the ribs are completely covered.

Boil the ribs for 20 minutes, then turn down the heat to medium and continue to cook the ribs for another hour. Remove the ribs when you can see 1/4" of the ends of the rib bones.

Place the 3 racks of ribs on a cookie sheet with the meat side facing up, and completely cover the rib meat with the barbecue sauce (don't spare the barbecue sauce).

Place the cookie sheet and ribs in a refigerator (uncovered) for 30 minutes, then cover with aluminum foil if you want to store them longer (up to 24 hours).

To grill, use a medium to high flame and place the 3 racks of ribs on the grill with the meat side up for 10 minutes, then flip and cook the meat side for 5 minutes or so. At this point, the meat should still be moist, but will have some small signs of blackening.

Remove the ribs from the grill and place on a clean cookie sheet. With a steak knife, cut the ribs along each bone, then serve.

Experiment with the barbecue sauces to change the flavor of the ribs. We have found many barbecue sauces that produce a great rib:

Stubb's Barbecue Sauce (discovered by Tom and Alison Jolie)
Grill Mates Montreal Steak Grilling Sauce (discovered by Chuck and Charli Johnson)

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