Just in time for Fathers Day! My world-famous, Patriot Ribs recipe. And the eco-freaks will hate it.
These ribs are delicious, and easy to fix! Plus, they drive the environmentalists crazy, as a barbecue–complete with billowing clouds of carbon dioxide–is required to finish these tasty treats off.
The last time I published this recipe I received excellent reviews from all over the world, including lots of folks in Texas and the Southern U.S.–that’s a huge compliment because those patriots know their barbecue.
Here’s the recipe for Sussman’s World Famous Patriot Ribs:
Cover both sides of the baby back ribs with BBQ rib rub of choice (I prefer Kirkland’s Sweet Mesquite BBQ Rub). By the way, St. Louis pork ribs work just as well. If you like to trim off the membrane that’s fine, but this recipe will make the final product tender-licious either way. I cannot guarantee this excellent recipe for beef ribs, though I have had reports that it’s worked very well.
Place the ribs (meat side up) in a ceramic or glass baking pan. Pour any DARK stout beer (Guinness or Samuel Adam’s Cream Stout ) into pan, 1/2 to 1 inch deep. DO NOT try this with anything other than a dark stout (it’s a chemistry thing).
Cover with aluminum foil. Let sit for an hour.
Preheat oven to 325. Bake ribs (in the pan, with the beer, covered with the foil) for two and a half hours. After that, turn off the oven and let the ribs remain in the closed oven for another hour.
Finally, braise the ribs over a hot BBQ grill. This is “show time;” all we’re doing here is putting some grill marks on the meat. I usually do about three minutes on the bone side, and then three on the meat side. When I turn the ribs over, I slather my favorite barbecue sauce on the bone side (we like Sweet Baby Ray’s in my house, but use whatever you wish). Make sure the meat side has some distinct grill marks—it looks and tastes much better.
Next, get those ribs off the grill and onto serving plate–it’ll be a challenge, since the meat will try fall off the bone. Slather sauce over the meat…and savor!
One final note: place a roll of paper towels on the table–you’ll need ‘em.
Enjoy, and thank God for fatherhood.
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