So how do you like your ribs?
I actually prefer saucy ribs, and one day maybe I will paleo-ize my favorite recipe from the Italian side of my family. Until then I will continue to make them this way, which is actually much simpler and my husband prefers it to the tomato-sauce based ribs I used to make.
This is a very easy recipe and I have made it several times over the past couple months, trying to perfect the spice blend and cooking time. Eating it so often was hardly a hardship; it's great to put in the oven at the start of a football game and have ready for a halftime meal.
I think the spice blend is the star of this show, particularly the chipotle powder. You know I am not fond of specialty hard-to-find ingredients but do yourself a favor and pick up some chipotle powder. I buy it in bulk at my local health food store (from Frontier Organics) but you can also get it here and here, and most likely at Whole Foods. I have probably used this spice more in the last year than any other. If you don't have this ingredient on hand, just substitute another spicy pepper of your choice or regular chili powder (but definitely consider picking this up at some point--you won't be disappointed!).
I've also used this spice blend, along with some apple cider vinegar and honey, to make pulled pork in the crock pot. Look for that recipe on here in the future! (Definitely in time for Emily Schromm's January 2nd Challenge)
Spicy Oven Ribs
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes
Amy May's BBQ seasoning blend:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine and mix all the spices. Place the ribs in a glass baking dish or cookie sheet. If you have a long rack of ribs you can cut it up into a few parts.
Coat the ribs with avocado oil. Cover the ribs in the seasoning blend and rub it in so the entire rib is coated. Cook for 90 minutes, uncovered.
We usually eat ours with a side of sliced fennel dressed with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
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