Baby Back Rib Basket

Baby back ribs are guaranteed to delight.   Back ribs are cut from where the rib meets the spine after the loin is removed. The upper ribs are called baby back ribs, but not because they come from a baby pig! They’re only called baby because they are shorter in relation to the bigger spareribs. Each baby back rib rack averages 10 to 13 curved ribs that are 3 to 6 inches long and weigh about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, which feeds about 2 people.

Baby back ribs require low, slow cooking time to become nice and tender. They are great for smoking, braising, grilling, or can be cooked in the oven. The ribs also take well to spice rubs and sauces.  That being said, refer to the prep tip below and remove the membrane from the baby backs. Using your favorite spice rub, rub your ribs down good, place on sheet pan with liquid (water, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke).  Place foil over sheet pan, place in 250 degree oven for 3 ½ to 4 hours or till the meat falls off the bone.  When the ribs are cooked, smoother with BBQ sauce, cut into individual ribs and place them in a basket lined with waxed paper liner.

Prep Tip: To remove the silvery membrane from a rack of ribs, slip a knife under the membrane and lift and slide it around to loosen. Using a paper towel, grab the loosened membrane and pull it off the rack.

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