For dinner last night I made ribs and rice again. I have been making this a whole lot lately because it is one of my families favorite meals to eat. Its also really stress free and prep easy for me to make. I can prep the ribs the morning of or the night before and its just a matter of putting them into the oven for 3 hours before we have the best BBQ ribs ever.
I have already made a post on how to make these ribs in the oven, you can see it here:
The steps for making them is really easy, I was able to get other things done like cleaning the house and blogging done whist they were cooking. After 1 ½ hours I covered them with tinfoil so that they would not get dry. We had the best ribs we have had in a while last night, as they cooked all the way through, sorry mom, the time I made them when you were here, they were slightly underdone. But this time I made them great. The rub was lightly on, and I used a specialty Dijon mustard from Napa valley for the rub to stick. They turned out really good.
Here is a pic of them.
I also made some jasmine white Thai rice on the side in the rice cooker. I also steamed some frozen green beans and some fresh broccoli from the food bank in the oven while the ribs cooked. I loved the way the veggies steamed and the rice turned out great.
The best thing about last nights dinner, was I was able to lay down while my kitchen cooked it all for me. The oven ran for 3 hours, from 2-5 pm and about 4:30 I started the rice and the veggies. It was a stress free dinner and it was nutritious and yummy. I was pretty happy.
When I was laying down, my husband came in to ask if the ribs were cooking, and I said they have been cooking for a while now. He got so excited! We love slow cooked meat around here, so the more it cooks the better for us. Yesterday I even lowered the temperature of the bake time to 300 most of the time and it turned out great cooked Slow and Low. I loved it, we ended up eating both sides of the rack last night and we rarely do that, I guess it was really made well.
Yay for good food. Here are some pictures of dinner and my plate:
The other day I made boneless country style ribs for dinner. But I cooked them different then I had ever made before. I used a new BBQ rub and cooked them in my large cast iron in the oven. I first covered them in my new rub. Its called “cowboy rub” and it has coffee, cocoa, and lots of different spices in it. I was really looking forward to trying a rub with coffee and cocoa in it.
My expectations were high and they were met fine. I used a generous amount of rub on the meat and they baked beautiful. The BBQ rub was sweet, spicy and dark. It changed the whole look of the meat.
Here are a few pictures of the BBQ we had.
The meat looks so interesting with the crazy rub on it. This is a picture of my plate with ribs and rice. Ribs and rice is my familys favorite meal and that night was so good. The rub had peppers in it that were a little spicy for my husband but I tried to give him a piece with less rub.
I love having grilled food. There is nothing better then yummy meat that has been on the BBQ and grilled to perfection. My whole family loves it. We have made everything from meat-veggie skewers to every kind of meat to grilled fish. It now summer and its especially the season for it. I cant wait to make all kinds of BBQ this summer. But the problem is we do not have a BBQ.
That hasn’t stopped me so far. I have a killer recipe for BBQ slow cooked pork shoulder and its made in the crock pot. I even can make slow cooked awesome Mexican Carnitas meat with a beef chuck roast and its in the crock pot. We even love making BBQ chicken, and its in the made in my old apartment oven. My newest favorite way to BBQ is in the oven. I never figured out that it was possible to make BBQ ribs in the oven, until I tried it myself. Its incredibly easy! I cant take credit for the recipe execution as I did Google it, but I will be nice enough to share the link that I used. Its great! It shows step by awesome step on how to make BBQ Ribs in the oven.
I have made this only once before, and I am making it again tonight. Its too easy not to make at least 2 times a month and I do plan on doing so for the season of summer at least. I watched a “Good Eats with Alton Brown” called Right on Q!, that helped me to pick out the correct cut of Rib meat, called a St. Louie Style Cut and its helped me to pick out the most juiciest cuts of meat in the markets. I got one first from my local butcher and today I am cooking a Beelers organic cut of it. I am excited for ribs and rice.
For a fun fact about this page and blog, if it were up to my husband to name it, it would be Ribs and Rice. Its one of those comfort foods for him, and I don’t mind it at all. Now that I know how to turn a small budget cut of meat into amazing BBQ ribs without a BBQ, I don’t mind making it any chance I can get. Speaking of, I think it may be done. Time to check on it.
We used a mustard brush on, with a Roundman’s Smokehouse dry rub and its making the house smell so yummy! Roundman’s Smokehouse is a local smokehouse here in Fort Bragg, Ca. Have Fun making BBQ without a BBQ!