Tender, Tangy and Sweet Baked Beef Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce!
Preheat Oven to 475 degrees. Cleanse the ribs with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
Remove the "silver skin". Silver skin has a thin, tough texture and can be found on the underside of the ribs. I prefer to remove it. One way to do so is to insert a sharp knife under the silver skin, grab onto it with a paper towel and pull away from the bone, removing it in a sheet.
Cover your hands with plastic sandwich bags and rub ribs with the following ingredients:
Red Wine Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
A sprinkle of Liquid Smoke
Make your own barbecue sauce with these ingredients:
1 cup Ketchup or Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup Frozen Apple Juice concentrate (or my favorite) 1/2 cup Apricot preserves
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Pinch of Salt
A dash of Nutmeg
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
Stir sauce well and refrigerate. Place the ribs in a deep roasting pan and place in your oven uncovered. Set the timer for 30 minutes. Then turn down the heat to 325 degrees and pour 6-8 cups of water over the ribs and cover. Allow to cook for approximately 2 hours or until the meat can be separated from the bone with a fork. Remove the ribs from the pan and drain the pan. Cover the ribs with your homemade Barbecue Sauce, reserve one rib on a plate and return the rest to the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes to allow for carmelization.
Remember the reserved rib? Sneak it into your room and enjoy! Why? Because your family's mouth will be watering in the anticipation of dinner and as the chef you must taste the food you will present, but most importantly- you deserve it!