Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Baby Back Ribs & Collard Greens

We love ribs. Lucky to be so close to Sonny's and our favorite Pearl's is about a half hour away. Winn- Dixie was having a three day sale so headed over this morning to pick up my deals.

Baby Back Ribs were on sale for 2.99 a pound. I never bought ribs and I was off to my TOH recipe board to find a recipe. Avidcooks shared this wonderful recipe and it's a winner!

Take a broiler pan and fill the bottom section of the broiler pan about half full OF WATER. On the top section(the part with the slits in it) lay out your ribs. You may add a rub or sauce at this time or leave them plain. Cover the pan with foil and fold edges under to seal in the steam as they cook. Place in oven at 300 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove foil carefully as steam will be very hot. Now all the grease is down in the bottom pan with the water and the ribs are completely cooked and tender. All you need to do is finish them up on the grill or under the broiler with sauce.
For grill: place ribs on grill and coat with favorite bbq sauce. Grill on each side just a few minutes until crispy.
For broiler: add bbq sauce and broil for a few minutes on each side. Watch closely because sugar in the bbq sauce will burn quickly

                                                 My first time making ribs and I nailed it!

I had my eye on the collards in Hitchcock's. I could not believe the size of those suckers!  Two huge bags for five dollars.

I love collards. I made collard chips last year and like can collards . Had to ask the gals over on TOH what to do with fresh ones. I soaked them and cut out the ribs.

Last winter I made a bunch of chicken broth and had some in the freezer down here. Thawed it out and cook the collards in the broth. Once cooked I cut them up and added garlic chili sauce. I added about two tablespoons and a splash of balsamic vinegar.


  1. Looks Good Linda. And I am glad that your First Time Meal was wonderful !


  2. Those ribs look delicious and the collard greens are indeed HUGE! ~Aurora