Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall-Off-the-Bone Oven Cooked Ribs!

I can’t say no to ribs….

Today I woke up feeling under the weather. Over the weekend my husband and toddler had a cold, and I knew I was going to get it. So I wanted something yummy for dinner tonight. I went on Pinterest and looked around on my food board for some inspiration and I found this recipe for Pomegranate Ribs. I took out the ribs that we got on sale, and took the family out for a nice walk on this awesome day in Vermont! Stopped and got some things at the coop that we needed, got home and started making my ribs.

First I started making my dry rub. Then I started on the pomegranate bbq sauce. I got the recipe from this one blog called Parsley, Sage and Sweet. Thank you so much for the amazing recipe.

I tweaked the dry rub recipe a bit, and the bbq sauce too. But if you wanna go with what she did please go for it!

Pomegranate Baby Back Ribs

Dry Rub ( I made extra)

2 tablespoon sea salt
2 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon dried thyme
2 tablespoon herb de provence
2 tablespoon black pepper
2 tablespoon cayenne pepper

a. Combine all of the above. Preheat oven to 300 F.
b. Place the ribs on a foil lined sheet pan, sprinkle on and rub into both sides of the ribs until well coated. Cook the Ribs for 30 minutes.

Pomegranate BBQ Sauce

1 cup Pomegranate juice
1 cup blended OJ/Pineapple juice
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon *Lilikoi Jam (for those who do not know Hawaiian- it's Passion Fruit)
1/2 large lemon
1 small can of tomato paste


a. Combine everything into a medium to large sauce pan, and cook low to medium. Whisk while bringing it to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and let cook until the timer for the ribs goes off. Now the ribs should have been cooking for at least for 30 mins.

b. Bast generously every 30 minutes with the sauce for about 4 hours, depending on the weight/thickness of the ribs.

Serve with your go-to side dish and Enjoy!


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