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Prep 48 hrs
Cook 8 hrs
These are Oprah's favorite ribs. No stiky sweet sauce here! The ribs are marinated in a dry rub of spices and garlic and jalapeno peppers for 2 days (hence the 2 day Prep time) and slow roasted in a low oven for 8 hours.
- 2 teaspoons spike seasoning (see note)
- 1 teaspoon Accent seasoning
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 5 racks of baby-back pork ribs (about 5 pounds)
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 large jalapeno peppers, minced
- 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 2 yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced
- In a cup, combine Spike and Ac'cent seasonings, and black pepper.
- Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon seasoning mixture on each side of the rib racks.
- In a small bowl, combine the minced garlic, jalapeno peppers and remaining seasoning mixture.
- Rub the garlic mixture on the top and bottom of the ribs.
- Line a large roasting pan (17 x 11 1/2 inches) with enough foil to wrap all the ribs.
- Spread a layer of onions and bell peppers on top of the foil.
- Place 2 rib racks, side by side, on the vegetables.
- Continue to layer the onions and peppers and the ribs.
- Tightly wrap the marinated ribs in the foil and refrigerate for 2 days.
- Remove the pan from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400.
- Before placing the ribs in the oven, reduce the temperature to 300.
- Bake the foil-wrapped ribs for 6 to 8 hours.
- Remove the ribs.
- Spoon off the fat from the liquid in the pan and discard, reserving the pan juices.
- Cut each rack into three sections and serve with the vegetables and pan juices.
- *NoteSpike seasoning is a special blend of 38 herbs, vegetables and exotic spices, combined with a bit of salt.
- It can be found in most major grocery stores with spices or salt.
I had seen this recipe discussed on the Oprah show. Oprah going on and on about how the "meat just falls off the bone" made my mouth water and I have been wanting to try the recipe since. So I has very happy to find the recipe here. I made two slabs, each cut in half, and wrapped them seperatly in foil as Oparh had reccommened. My buddy and I each ate one slab while watching football and we were growling like dogs! We both could have easily eating much more. These were so good I can't find words to describe how tender and tasty these ribs are. There was so much flavor! Not over powering in hotness or spices. Just right. Tip #1: Make sure the ribs are wrapped tightly in the foil and maybe even double wrapped. Mine leaked while cooking and the 6-8 hour cooking time ruined one of my non-stick pans I had the foil wrapped ribs in. But even though the extra juice leaked out the ribs were not dry by any means. Tip #2: If you are a rib lover make at least 2 slabs per person. They are that good!
I made this recipe several years ago and it was excellent! I've been wanting to make this again for a while now and couldn't find my recipe. Then I thought, duh, it must be on Recipezaar/Food.com! I'm so glad I found it! Thank you so much!
I have been making this for quite a while--they are ggreattt!!!