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Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs

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“This recipe is a work in process, but this is my current method for preparing ribs. This recipe started with a basic recipe from my friend Linda, who got it from another friend, baking the ribs in a broiler pan over water. That causes the ribs to literally fall apart when you try to grill them, so I've been refining the recipe, adding my own touches.”
READY IN:
8hrs 30mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Remove membrane from back of ribs. This is a must! If you don't remove the membrane, don't bother making the recipe.
  2. Apply rub to both sides of the ribs. The measurements given in the ingredient list are approximate -- go with amounts you prefer and add/remove any rub ingredients to fit your taste.
  3. Lay a bay leaf on top of each rack of ribs. Wrap the ribs in aluminum foil -- wrap them very well, either all in one big piece of aluminum foil, or individually wrapped.
  4. Put in a large roasting pan. You can put them directly on the oven rack, but I use a roasting pan in case juices escape.
  5. Bake at 200F for 6-8 hours (I prefer about 7-8 hours).
  6. Remove ribs from oven and unwrap.
  7. Generously apply hot sauce to ribs. Brush on barbecue sauce, then grill until nicely browned.

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