Never-Fail Ribs

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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by JOHN TYLER

This is a "dry rub" barbecue. This recipe can be altered to suit individual tastes and barbecue sauce (if used) can be served on the side.


  1. Start by cleaning any excess fat from rib section and carefully cut between bones to a depth of about 2 inches.
  2. Generously rub crushed garlic onto ribs, using rubber gloves if necessary.
  3. Rub salt and pepper onto ribs and place on a rack.
  4. Place the rack on a cookie sheet and cover all with foil.
  5. Place in preheated 300°F oven for 2 1/2 hours.
  6. At 1/2 hour intervals, take ribs from oven and swab with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water.
  7. Do not soak ribs, buy hydrate thoroughly.
  8. A small amount of liquid smoke can be added to the mixture, if desired.
  9. After swabbing the last time, sprinkle the ribs with cayenne pepper, to taste.
  10. Replace for last 1/2 hour of cooking time.
  11. After total cooking time, take ribs from oven and uncover to cool.
  12. Before serving, put ribs on grill and heat thoroughly.
  13. Minutes before serving, sprinkle brown sugar on ribs until glazed.
  14. Serve immediately.

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