Friday, November 22, 2013

Freddy's Sticky Ribs Recipe

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My holiday season always includes lots of running around, lists, and do to's especially with my little lady.  One thing that keeps me sane is being in the kitchen having some time to myself.  I don't know about you but I love to watch TV shows and movies while I cook and wash dishes.  Thanks to Netflix I can set up my ipad on the counter and get busy.  Netflix is also perfect for us because we don't have cable so at night when only the news is on we can easily pick a show to watch or a movie.  Plus I hate kid commercials and Netflix has all the kiddy shows my love bug loves.  What is your favorite movie or show on Netflix?

Have you heard of "House of Cards"?  Well,Curtis Stone teamed up with Netflix and came up with this delicious and really easy recipefor the the ribs that Frank eats at Freddy's BBQ Joint.  Let me tell you, they were HUGE hit with the hubby.  I haven't heard him say mmmmhh that many times in a long time.  Not too shabby for my first time cooking ribs.  Don't they look yummy?!

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Ingredients for the Rub

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons sweet paprika [or regular is fine too]
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
 
Either the night before or at least four hours before cooking, prepare the rub and show that meat some lovin'.  The recipe calls for baby back, but I love beef ribs.  Cover and refrigerate until it is time to cook. ribbs
 
I chose to cook mine in the oven just to make it easier on myself.  I placed the ribs on a cookie sheet and covered them with foil.  Position the racks in the center and upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to
375°F.  Baste the ribs with some apple cider vinegar every thirty minutes for the next two hours.  This will ensure they won't get dry. ribs 3
 
Ingredients for the BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil 
1 yellow onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 cup whiskey
1 1/4 cups cider vinegar
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups ketchup
1 cup honey
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
 
Now onto the BBQ sauce.  You can prepare this sauce up to two weeks before you make the ribs just refrigerate it.  Then as I was making the sauce I realized if you really don't have time to make BBQ sauce from scratch feel free to use your favorite bottle of BBQ.  Cuts cooking time and makes the recipe even easier! 
 
In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 3 minutes, or until the garlic is tender.
 
Stir in the paprika, then stir in the whisky [i omitted this] and vinegar, bring just to a simmer, and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Bring the sauce to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered, stirring often to prevent scorching, for about 30 minutes, or until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly. Remove from the heat.
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After two hours of cooking and basting you can remove the foil and start lathering.  Every ten minutes for the next 30-40 minutes spread the sauce over the ribs.  I strained my sauce of the onions and garlic so it was smooth.  Be sure the sauce has set before applying the next coat.  
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They looked so good after coming out of the oven!  This recipe is definitely a keeper in the family cookbook.  Delish! 
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After eating this dinner I was so curious to watch "House of Cards" on Netflix.   I can't wait to start watching holiday movies with my family.  You better believe the Christmas movie-a-thon is going to start the day after Thanksgiving.  What is your favorite holiday or non holiday movie on Netflix?  What's your favorite show?  My hubby and I are always on the lookout for a good series to enjoy. 
 
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