Monday, March 30, 2015

Roaster Oven B-B-Q Ribs

Most of us lovers of rib hate it when the cold weather deprives us of the joy of firing up the grill outside and slapping a rack or two of ribs on it. Some of us have bundled up and braved the coldness of the weather not letting it daunt our desires to cook out of doors, but many of us from the Northern regions of the country yield to Old-Man Winter and turn to baking ribs in the conventional oven.

 All these methods do get the job done and the ribs on the table. However, roasting ribs in a roaster oven is an easy method for getting that sweet and spicy taste of grilled ribs to our palates. This method can be used any time of the year.  

What you will need:

One 12 Quart or 18 Quart Roaster Oven

6 to 8 lbs. of  Spareribs, Baby Back Ribs, or Country-style Lean Ribs
1 large Onion, chopped
1 Bay Leaf
Hot Water from tap
2 cups B-B-Q Sauce

One 2 gallon zipped lock bag
One pair of cooking tongs

Preheat Roaster Oven to 250ºF

Lightly spray bottom of roaster oven cookwell with cooking spray. Set ribs on rack and place in preheated cookwell.

Add onion, bay leaf and enough hot water to cover ribs. Cover ribs and roast for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

When ribs are done carefully lift rack out of roaster oven. Then remove cookwell from main unit of roaster oven and slowly pour out hot water and discard onion and bay leaf.

Clean and dry cookwell.

Replace cookwell and preheat to 425ºF.

Place ribs in large zipped lock plastic bag. Add your favorite B-B-Q Sauce.  Shake until sauce covers ribs.

Remove lid and lightly spray cookwell with cooking oil. Place ribs on rack. Set rack in preheated cookwell. Cover and roast 25 to 30 minutes or until sauce is set and edges begin to brown.