Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Octavian Ribs

Octavian Ribs
for Bound by C.K. Bryant

Octavian Ribs

Kira discovers that her friend Lydia has been keeping secrets from her, secrets that will affect who she is, who she becomes and who she loves. When she meets Octavian, in Bound by C.K. Bryant, Kira is drawn to, and repulsed by his explosive personality. Octavian shares his own secret with Kira, and her life is forever changed. These pork ribs are a dish that Octavian would approve of. Thanks to my brother-in-law for sharing his secret ingredients. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dig in.

3 racks pork baby back ribs
1 pound brown sugar
4 Tablespoons paprika
4 teaspoons black and red pepper blend
4 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons onion salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
4 oz. bottle liquid smoke
2 cups water
1 bottle of barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 350'.

Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Cut the ribs into manageable sections and apply the dry rub liberally.

Pour liquid smoke and and water into the bottom of the broiler.  Place ribs on top of the broiler. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 3 hours. Check it a few times to add more water to the bottom of the broiler as needed.  

Allow to cool and then wrap in aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to grill. 

Grill with meat side face up until heated through and then flip.  Baste with barbecue sauce and grill until the sauce forms a glaze.  Repeat on the other side.  Serve immediately.  

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