“Slow-smoked” baby back ribs

I made some ribs tonight.  Took about 3 hours to make and about 3 minutes to eat.

Preheat oven to 325F.

Dry rub:

* 1 part salt
* 1 part pepper
* 2 parts smoked paprika
* dash cayenne pepper (to taste)

Combine dry rub ingredients.  Remove membrane from ribs.  On a piece of aluminum foil, rub dry rub into the ribs.  Start with about 2 tbsp of dry rub per rack, but don’t leave too much excess in the foil (or the corners of the ribs will end up too salty).  Splash about 1 tsp of concentrated liquid smoke onto each side of the ribs.  Wrap ribs in two layers of aluminum foil as tight as you can get them without tearing.

Bake in oven on a baking pan for 1.5 hours at 325F membrane side up.  Flip over, then bake for another 1.5 hours at 300F with membrane side down.

BBQ sauce:

* 1 part salt
* 1 part pepper
* 2 parts brown sugar
* 8 parts ketchup
* 4 parts apple cider vinegar
* big splash worcestershire sauce
* light splash concentrated liquid smoke

Combine BBQ sauce ingredients.  Remove ribs from oven.  Carefully open up ribs and lay them on one layer of aluminum foil membrane side down (discarding one layer of foil).  Be mindful of the hot steam that will escape when you open the foil.  Cover topside of ribs with BBQ sauce, about 3 tbsp per rack.

Place ribs back into oven and broil on top rack of oven for 2-3 minutes, or until sauce on the top begins to caramelize.  Remove from foil and serve.

I gotta give props to Cheater BBQ for inspiration on this one.  Their indoor rib recipe is great, but I think mine is better. 🙂

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