Knife & Fork Barbecue Ribs @ Houstons

Knife & Fork Barbecue Ribs @ Houstons

2 rack spareribs - Danish baby-back, about 1.5-lb each
salt for dusting meat
fresh ground black pepper for dusting meat
fresh ground white pepper for dusting meat
2 cups water see directions #3
2 tablespoons liquid Barbecue Smoke® see directions #3
barbecue sauce of choice

The ribs are seasoned with salt, pepper and white pepper before cooking. After cooking, they are basted with sauce and finished on the grill.

So, how to cook at home? 2 ways…Either simmer (I mean just barely
bubbling) in water with garlic, onion, peppercorns, bay leaf (to preserve
flavor) for about 2 hours until as tender as desired. Finish with sauce and
grill.

OR place seasoned ribs on a rack inside a roasting pan. Put 2 cups of water
and 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke in bottom of pan. Cover entire pan tightly
with plastic wrap, then cover plastic wrap tightly with heavy duty aluminum
foil. Place in 230 degree oven for 5 hours. Reduce oven heat to 170 degrees
and let cook another 2 - 3 hours. It is IMPORTANT not to open oven or
roasting pan until at least 6 hours have elapsed as this will let out steam
and cause slowing down of cooking process - could take hours longer. Remove ribs from pan, baste with sauce and finish on grill. I have found it is
easier to finish ribs on grill if you have chilled them a bit in
refrigerator first.

Description: “Slow cooked, fall off the bone pork ribs with French fries &
coleslaw. By following Joe’s advice the restaurant version can be done at
home see directions # 3.”

Thanks for posting this recipe, I love it! Question on Method # 2 - doesn’t plastic wrap melt in the oven? I am concerned using plastic wrap in the oven because it can melt. If so, which do you use?

Thanks,

APO

many say that if you cover the plastic wrap with foil t won’t melt - but I don’t trust it and plastic wrap was not meant for the oven anyway - I still feel that the poisons from the plastic leechout -

you can use a covered roasting pan, covering the pan tightly with foil and then covering with the roaster cover and get the same results

you can also prepare everything - place in a large crockpot and you will have fall off the bone ribs

Houstons/hillstone make deep crisscross scores along the bone side of the rack with a box cutter razor blade and this helps them fall off the bone