Wednesdays Unplugged – Barbequed Baby Back Ribs

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!


"Summer has now thrown open her emerald doors. Every part of the landscape is profuse in leaves and flowers, and 'green-robed senators of mighty woods' are clothes in their most elegant array." ~ Author unknown

Suddenly it feels like summer, but the flowers are the flowers of spring…flowering trees, fragrant lilacs. It sounds like a hot and windy day…time for a picnic and playtime in French Park tonight…let's hope we don't blow away!


Davin-ribs1 Our son cooks up some great meals…and he loves cooking out on their wonderful deck that he designed and built. He made some delicious barbecued ribs on Mother's Day and agreed to share his recipe today. When I asked him to send me the recipe he said it wasn't written down, he just told me what he did and I wrote it down.


  • Baby back ribs, about 1# per person (one rack is about 2 pounds)
  • Rib rub (Famous Dave's or other)
  • Favorite BBQ sauce
  • Beer

The night before, season ribs with rib rub and let sit overnight.

Place ribs on a rack in a big baking pan with beer in the pan to catch drippings and keep ribs moist. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 300 degrees for about 2 hours. Reduce heat to 200 degrees to keep warm until ready to grill.

Slather with favorite barbecue sauce and grill on both sides until sauce thickens and they look (and taste!) yummy.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX


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