Dry Rub Ribs, findingourwaynow.comWhen summer comes to a close, and we have weather that calls for a barbecue, I think of these easy dry rub ribs.  I like ribs. Who doesn’t, right?  I’m not a fan all types of ribs, mind you, but I do love the dry rubbed variety. What I don’t like is the time and complicated nature of making them.  Than my husband found this recipe.  I was dubious of the fact that it would work.  Not only did it work, these ribs were amazingly good and super easy to-boot.

The recipe is from Dave Lieberman on the Food Network.  What I love about this recipe is, not only its ease but you can make it rain or shine.  All you need is a good oven.

I usually find I need to tweak a recipe to make it our own and to work for our friends and family, not so with this one.  So drum roll please.

Easy Dry Rub Ribs

Ingredients:

    • 8 pounds pork ribs (approximately 3 rib racks * see Notes)
    • 12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) vegetable oilDry Rub Ribs, findingourwaynow.com

Ingredients For the Rub:

    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 8 teaspoon paprika
    • 4 teaspoon dry oregano
    • 4 teaspoon sugar
    • 4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Mix the rub ingredients together thoroughly in a small bowl as set aside.

Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs.  Place the ribs racks, bone side down, on 2 foil lined baking sheets. Then rub the vegetable oil onto each rib rack. Evenly and liberally sprinkle the spice rub over each rib rack and work the rub fully and evenly into the ribs.

Bake about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  You can tell the ribs are done when the meat shrinks away from the tips, revealing bare bones.  The ribs will be crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.

Notes: This recipe can be reduced to make just one rack of ribs, but why do that.  The leftovers reheat really well and are awesome. I generally buy my pork ribs from Costco.  They come in a three rib shrink wrapped pack, the membrane has already been removed making these ready to go and they are particularly good for this recipe.  You can make the rib rub ahead of time and store it for later use.  I’ll sometime double the rub spice recipe, just in case I want or need a little bit more… :-)

Dry Rub Ribs, findingourwaynow.comThat’s it, and they come out perfect every time.  If you like a sauce on your ribs, heat up some of your favorite rib sauce and add to taste.  That way everyone can have their ribs the way they like them.  We serve this with my Fresh Mushroom Salad or coleslaw and some homemade baked beans.  The choice of beverage is a good cold beer or a good full bodied red wine such as the Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon or the Mark West Pinot Noir.  Enjoy.

Time to eat…

If you enjoyed these Easy Dry Rub Ribs, check out the Easy Meatloafs or this Caprese Salad as a side dish and a fun Chocolate Mousse Pie In A Jar for dessert. Enjoy.



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  • http://twitter.com/citherrien Cheryl Therrien

    Awe man…. these look just scrumptious! These are most definitely getting ‘pinned’. :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      They really are, and they’re easy no fail ribs. My favorite kind of recipe. :)

  • Susan Oakes

    As your summer comes to a close we are heading into it and this looks like a great recipe. It looks pretty simple to do so thanks for sharing it Susan

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It’s really simple and great any time. We’ve made these in any season for any reason. :)

  • Elizabeth Sott

    These ribs are to die for…. Amazing simple recipe with wonderful results…. Even great the next day….. YUM

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      That they are. My favorite part is how easy they are. :D

  • HB

    OMG, These ribs look done right sinful AND easy. I just printed this recipe for use this week-end. YEAH!!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks and cool. Take pictures and let me how you liked these ribs. :D

  • Gina

    What about tofu? Just kidding, we just stopped eating red meat for awhile. Looks good though!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Ha,Ha,Ha… thst would be to funny. When you start eating red meat again this will be wating for you to try. :D

  • Jo-Anne

    Whooo it looks nice and yummy, you know I have never had ribs………….now pick you self up and check yes I said I have never had ribs…………lol

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      LOL… well now… humm, we need to change that. You could make these and then you could start a trend… Just a thouhgt. :D Oh, and yeah they are really yummy.

  • http://writespeaksell.com jeannettepaladino

    Susan – I lOVE ribs but they’ve always seem too intimidating to make. Your recipe is so simple that I’m going to try it. I like wet ribs but your suggestion to make the dry ones and they have sauce for those who like the other version is a good idea. Thanks!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      These are very easy and never fail me. I use the Costco Pork Ribs that come in a shrink wrapped three pack all ready to go which makes them even easier to make. They also freeze well but they never last long enough for that… LOL. Enjoy.

  • http://writespeaksell.com jeannettepaladino

    Susan – I lOVE ribs but they’ve always seem too intimidating to make. Your recipe is so simple that I’m going to try it. I like wet ribs but your suggestion to make the dry ones and they have sauce for those who like the other version is a good idea. Thanks!

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Yummy! I love ribs!! But my husband is weird and doesn’t like BBQ sauce so this recipe is right up his alley

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I have never been a big fan of the sauce either and I LOVE these, AND so does everyone else. Let me know how they turn out when you give them a try. :-)

  • Shirla Vergara

    I’ve only made country-style pork ribs, never these little beauties. They look awesome! I believe this would warrant a “4 out of 4 drool bib” rating. Lol…
    I’ve never attempted a dry rub. Always thought they were too involved & messy. I have to try this!!!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      They couldn’t be any easier and they are, as you said a “4 out of 4 drool bib” rating. Have fun with this one. It’s really a set it and forget until the timer goes off easy.

  • http://twitter.com/SarahSimplyMe Sarah

    Those look YUMMY! While I sit here waiting for my husband to bring home dinner, staring at this is NOT helping me. lol YUMMY! YUMMY! :)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      That made me laugh. They are as good as they look and so very easy to make too. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/catarina.alexon Catarina Alexon

    Agree completely with Jeannette. This receipe is so easy I will try it, even though I’m half vegetarian. Love ribs and it will be fantastic not least since one of the herbs used is oregano which is very healthy.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It truly is a simple dish and the results are just amazing. I can’t wait to hear how they came out and what you thought. :-)

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It truly is a simple dish and the results are just amazing. I can’t wait to hear how they came out and what you thought. :-)

  • http://life-and-leisure.com Adeline Yuboco

    This is perfect, Susan! My brother loves ribs a lot. I’ll try this out. It’s something that he’ll really love.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      It is really good and full proof. Let me know what he thinks when he gives it a try.

      BTW: This recipe doesn’t work on a outdoor grill.

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    We love dry ribs every once in awhile — for a change of pace. But I must say … NOTHING compares with my BBQ sauce. The secret is to combine Thai chili sauce with any BBQ sauce, some minced garlic, a dash of maple syrup and an equal pat of Jack Daniels. I never measure anything but somehow … it comes out tasting superb and just slightly sticky (the way we like it.)

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    We love dry ribs every once in awhile — for a change of pace. But I must say … NOTHING compares with my BBQ sauce. The secret is to combine Thai chili sauce with any BBQ sauce, some minced garlic, a dash of maple syrup and an equal pat of Jack Daniels. I never measure anything but somehow … it comes out tasting superb and just slightly sticky (the way we like it.)

  • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

    Your BBQ sauce sounds to die for… Yummy. You could make my ribs and add your sauce to it. That would be doubly delicious, wouldn’t it? :-)

  • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

    Your BBQ sauce sounds to die for… Yummy. You could make my ribs and add your sauce to it. That would be doubly delicious, wouldn’t it? :-)

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