Why is cooking ribs daunting to most people?
Is it just the time involved? Or is it the mystery of cooking a piece of meat with a bone in the middle?
The good news: Ribs don’t have to be hard at all. The two key things to remember are high flavor and low heat.
You need to pack on the flavor because ribs are a fatty cut of meat that needs a decent amount of seasoning to penetrate the thick flesh, and cook with low heat because they need a decent amount of cooking time to tenderize.
This Taco Seasoned Ribs recipe
really brings the flavor with savory taco seasoning, smoky and spicy chipotles and sharp zesty vinegar – and really demystifies the process with a simple low and slow cook time.
Lay the ribs out on a sheet of foil.
The sauce comes together in the blender in no time. Just some taco seasoning, chipotles, and the juice from a jar of banana peppers.
Slather it on the ribs...
…and then wrap the whole thing in foil. Into the oven it goes!
After about two hours, unwrap it and put it back in to brown a bit.
I like to let the ribs cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting them up and devouring them. I paired them with a couscous side dish; check out some recipes in Tired of the Same Ol’ Side Dish? Try Couscous
Enjoy! Dan Whalen thinks those 15 minutes feel like a half hour. He has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!