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Tony Roma's Got a Hit Contract Out on Me Ribs

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Category: Pork

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Brown sugar
  • 1/2 c Paprika
  • 2 1/2 tb Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 tb Salt
  • 1 1/2 ts Chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tb Garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tb Onion powder
  • 1 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 2 lg Racks baby back ribs
  • Your favorite BBQ sauce


Combine all dry ingredients in bowl. There will be more of this wonderful
mix than you need. Save it in a zip lock bag in a cool dark place. You can
use it on any pork with wonderful results.

The night before you intend to serve the ribs, coat the ribs in all the
spice mix you can (until it falls off). Place ribs in zip lock bag and put
in refrigerator.

The day you wish to serve the ribs, remove them from the refrigerator seven
hours (that's right 7 hours) before you want to eat and add more spice mix
as above. Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F(THAT'S RIGHT! TWO HUNDRED AND
TWENTY FIVE DEGREES!). Six hours before serving, place ribs on a shallow
pan and place in oven fat side up. You now have five hours to make side
dishes and goodies to go with your ribs. Use this time wisely. I usually
watch football. After five hours, coat both sides of the ribs with your
favorite sauce. I like Jalapeno-Garlic Bar-b-que sauce, but this is
definitely where you want to use YOUR families' favorite. Continue cooking,
adding more sauce in another half hour. After six hours of "low and slow"
cooking, you should be able to pull a nice shiny rib bone right out of the
rack of ribs with no meat attached. This is when they are done. If you
can't do this yet, put on more sauce, continue to cook and tell your family
that the wait will be worth it. It will!

It took me a long time to perfect this method. It is a combination of
common smoking knowledge, a good spice mixture, and a few tasty mistakes. I
hope your family enjoys it as much as mine.

One final note. This REALLY IS FOOTBALL FARE! As a male cook, I plan these
delectable ribs for Sunday night, watch all the football I want, and still
get rave reviews. Biscuits, frozen corn on the cob, baked beans, and a
little potato salad is all it takes to have them howling for more.

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