Sundays are always a bittersweet day. Especially when you get gorgeous Spring days like we did yesterday. Sundays always mean the weekend is almost over, but sometimes, a Sunday afternoon can feel like it goes on forever. We had our first true day of Spring yesterday, almost 70F outside, crystal clear skies, and our first bbq of the season!
Sundays are a day for family, and since right now our little family is just James and I and Kuda girl, we like to spend Sunday afternoons with our extended “family” – our friends. I am always a social person, but when the weather is nice, I love having people over for bbq and good times. Yesterday, we invited a few of our favorite people in CT and had a great classic backyard barbecue!
I made barbecue ribs, chicken, and sausage, charro beans, a salad, and some grilled peppers. It was so filling, but with two light veggie side options, we didn’t need to feel too guilty. I also made a really yummy berry cobbler for dessert with vanilla ice cream, but I will share that recipe with you tomorrow. For now, I am just going to share with you my special rib recipe! Don’t forget I am a native Texan, so this is a big deal!!!
What you need:
- Two racks of baby back ribs
- 1 full flavor beer
- 1/3 cup bbq dry rub (I used Salt Lick, but a homemade recipe is below)
- 1/3 cup of good bbq sauce
Heat your oven to 200F.
Rub your dry rub all over the ribs and let sit for a few minutes.
Pour beer into the dish holding the ribs and cover with foil.
Cook ribs in the low heat oven for 2 1/2 hours.
Remove ribs from the oven and brush with your bbq sauce.
Finish on a medium high grill for about 4 min per side. You should get a good char on the outside, and your ribs will fall off of the bone!
Serve with some extra barbecue sauce on the side, and make sure you get your hands good and dirty!
I used the same rub and bbq sauce on the chicken thighs as well, and just used a simple kielbasa sausage grilled for a little more variety.
Home Made Dry Rub:
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp granulated garlic
- 1 tbsp granulated onion
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp black pepper
Mix it all together and rub all over any meat you want to bbq!