It was not my plan to post a recipe this late in the day. It was not my plan to share this recipe at all. It was not my plan to use this recipe for my ribs. I was going to make our usual ribs – slow baked for a few hours, then finished off over an open fire on the grill. Yeah, that was the plan. But Mother Nature had other plans. From out of nowhere, a cold front moved in. The sky turned dark as night. Streaks of lightening lit up an angry sky. Thunder boomed – rattling the windows. In a matter of minutes, the temperature dropped fifteen degrees. The clouds opened up and hail pelted the ground. Hubby and I looked at each other – no firing up the charcoal grill today. The last thing either of us wanted was for Hubby to be standing in a pool of water with long-handled barbecue tongs in his hand. Bad combination with a lightening storm.
That was fine. I had another recipe that I wanted to try. Did my usual tweaking and an hour later we were dining on what had to be the most tender, flavorful ribs on the planet. Yeah, Mother Nature threw us a curve ball, yet we still managed to hit a home run!
The Doctor’s Ribs
2 lbs Country-Style boneless Pork Ribs
2 Cups Dr. Pepper from a bottle
4 large garlic cloves, smashed
1/2 large onion, cut into quarters
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 Bottle Chipotle Rib Glaze
Place ribs in large stock pot and pour Dr. Pepper over ribs to cover. Add garlic, liquid smoke and onion.
Bring to a boil, lower to simmer and cook until ribs are tender, about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line the top of a broiler pan with foil. Cut slits in the foil to match the slits in the pan.
Pour liquid from the pot into the bottom of the broiler pan, onions and all.
Lay ribs in the top, place over the liquid. Brush both sides of ribs with glaze. Seal tightly with more foil.
Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes. Uncover, glaze ribs again with Rib Glaze. Turn oven to broil and let the ribs get a nice “char” finish without burning. Keep an eye on those ribs, with the oven door slightly open to draw heat over the ribs. It should only take 5 or 10 minutes.
Just before serving, drizzle ribs with more glaze and serve.
Happy Indoor Grilling Everyone!