1/2 Photos of Alton Brown's Baby Back Ribs
4 hrs 35 mins
1 hr 10 mins
3 hrs 25 mins
Hey Jude's Note:
I tried this slightly different way of cooking ribs when rain washed out our BBQ. We couldn't believe how tender and tasty these turned out and the method is quite easy as well.
My Private Note
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- 2 whole racks of baby-back pork ribs
- 8 tablespoons light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon jalapeno seasoning salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well; place each slab of ribs on a large piece of heavy-duty foil, shiny side down; sprinkle each side generously with the dry rub and pat the rub into the meat.
- 2Securely wrap the ribs in the foil but leave one end wrapped a bit more loosely; refrigerate the ribs for a minimum of 1 hour.
- 3Combine all ingredients for the braising liquid and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- 4Place the ribs on a baking sheet; open one end of the foil on each slab and pour half of the braising liquid into each foil packet; close the end of the packet and tilt it around to evenly distribute the liquid.
- 5Braise the ribs in a 250° oven for 2 hours (his original recipe said to braise for 2 1/2 hours but the ribs were almost TOO tender at that point!).
- 6Carefully open the packets (they'll be very hot) and transfer the braising liquid into a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer and reduce by half or until it's of a thick syrup consistency.
- 7Brush the glaze onto the ribs and place under the broiler just until the glaze caramelizes lightly.
- 8Slice each slab into 2 rib bone portions; place remaining hot glaze into a bowl and toss the rib portions in the glaze.
- 9*This recipe makes several batches of dry rub. If more rub is needed, it can be extended by any amount, as long as the ratio of 8:3:1:1 remains the same.
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Nutritional Facts for Alton Brown's Baby Back Ribs
Serving Size: 1 (2613 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2771.1
- Calories from Fat 1580
- Total Fat 175.5 g
- Saturated Fat 62.0 g
- Cholesterol 738.9 mg
- Sodium 11651.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 73.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
- Sugars 65.4 g
- Protein 205.3 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
jalapeno seasoning salt
Old Bay Seasoning
white wine vinegar