Pork Ribs

Barbecue Pork Ribs

It is the Butcher’s Birthday on Tuesday.  One of his favorite meals is Barbecued Ribs.  I have to admit we celebrated his Birthday today with family and we grilled out hamburgers.  It was wonderful to have a day nice enough for grilling out.  I am still sharing the recipe for ribs because it is his favorite.

Barbecue Pork Ribs                                                                                   photo (12)
2 Pork Ribs cut every 2 bones
2 Tablespoons Wing and Fry Smokey Barbecue Seasoning Rub
1 to 2 Bottles of Old Fashioned Barbecue Sauce

The Butcher  took 2 meaty pork spare ribs and cut them into two bone pieces.  I rubbed the pieces with the 2 Tablespoons of Smokey Barbecue Seasoning and put them in the crock pot.  I cooked them on high for approximately 4 1/2 hours.  I then removed the ribs from the crock pot and drained the juice.  I returned the ribs to the crock pot and covered them with photo (11)bottle of barbecue sauce.  If you prefer ribs without sauce, you can eliminate the barbecue sauce.  If you like yours saucy (like the Butcher and I) you can add a second bottle of barbecue sauce about 1 hour before you are going to serve them.

All told, I cooked the ribs for about 8 hours in the crock pot on high.photo (13)

Herold’s Traditional Cole Slaw or Memphis Cole Slaw is a great accompaniment for this meal.

Leftovers are just as good heated up.

Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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Memorable Memorial Day

I can not believe this is  Memorial week-end, the official start of summer.  One thing I know, Memorial DayIMG_8114r comes, you turn around and it is July 4th and you turn around again and it is Labor Day.  Summer is such fun–a blur of activities.  This Memorial Day I am giving you permission to take it easy.  Have your family and friends over but enjoy the day.  Herolds Salads is a local company with great side dishes.  Your butcher shop will have these in stock.  Pick up a side dish from your local meat market. My favorite is the New England Maple potato salad.  We have a lot of great varieties to choose from.

Why not make barbecue ribs for this week-end and pick up the sides.  You can relax and enjoy this week-end.  Here is a no fail recipe for barbecue ribs–whether you want to cook on the grill or on the oven.  Enjoy and have a wonderful Memorial Day!

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3 slabs of pork ribs
2 Tablespoons of Smokey Barbecue Seasoning
24 oz. jar of Walnut Creek Apple-butter Barbecue sauce

If you want grill flavor for your ribs, fire up the grill and start the ribs on the grill. Rub the Smokey Barbecue Seasoning on the ribs and cook them on the grill for 45 minutes (turning twice) to bake in that charcoal flavor. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Transfer the ribs into a pan, and cover with foil. Cook for an additional 4 hours or until fork tender. (If you do not start on the grill–cooking time will be 5 hours). Remove foil. Pour off any excess juice in the pan and return the ribs to the pan. Coat the ribs with barbecue sauce, reduce the heat to 275 degrees and cook for an additional 40 minutes. You can cover the ribs with foil to retain the moisture.  The ribs should be falling off of the bone.  When I cook ribs, I want complete surrender–I don’t want those ribs fighting back.

Cut up a cantaloupe and watermelon and you have the perfect Memorial Day meal. Enjoy and remember what this holiday is all about.

Until next time… From our Butcher’s Block to your Table.

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Ribs for the 4th!

Is it just me?  Is anyone else having a hard time believing this is already the week of July 4th?  I always say it’s Memorial Day, youIMG_8114r turn around it’s July 4th, and you turn around again and it’s Labor Day.  So much excitement as many communities are celebrating the 4th with Firework displays.  In Wadsworth 2014 marks the Bicentennial of this great community.  There is going to be a fireworks display with vendors Downtown on Thursday July 3rd.  Dan Rospert, from Hilliard Rospert Funeral Home, www.hilliardrospert.com will be cooking Sherman Provision ribs for Downtown Wadsworth on July 3rd.  The Butcher and I will also be in attendance.  We are making this affordable for families–2 bone rib, coleslaw and ice water for $5.00.  If you don’t get enough ribs on the 3rd you can make your own for the 4th with this recipe.

Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs  (3 slabs)
3) Tablespoons Smokey Barbecue Seasoning
2) 32 oz. bottles of Old Mississippi Barbecue SauceIMAG0484

Have the ribs cut in 2 bone portions and rub the pork ribs with the Smokey Barbecue Seasoning. (If you want to start the ribs on the grill and finish them inside I would recommend leaving the ribs whole for the grilling portion. Rub the ribs with Smokey Barbecue Rub and put them on the grill for 40 minutes, flipping them frequently. Bring them inside and cut the ribs in 2 bone portions)  Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Put the cut pieces in a roaster pan with a lid and put them in the oven. Bake the ribs until they are fork tender. Check them after 5 hours. You can also use a crock pot on high for 5 hours. Drain the excess liquid from the ribs and return them to the roaster pan or crock pot. Pour barbecue sauce over the ribs. Lower the oven temperature to 275 degrees and cook for 45 minutes. If you are using a crock pot turn the setting to low and cook an additional 45 minutes. Have a happy and safe 4th of July. Hope to see you in Downtown Wadsworth on the 3rd of July. Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

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