My first attempt at making ribs was actually quite a success. I doubted myself, but I just went for it, and I got pretty close to what I was aiming for. I'm a little embarrassed to say this, but I may or may not have consulted a Paula Deen recipe during my pork rib research. In the end, I just sprinkled on some Tyler Florence brown sugar rub (courtesy of Matt), rubbed it in, and let it go for 3 hours at 250 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping once. Then I basted with some bottled BBQ sauce we happened to have in the fridge, and put it back in the oven for another 30 minutes. The final touch? 5 minutes under the broiler for that nice charred color.
The resulting ribs were juicy and much more tender than I had expected. They were finger lickin' good! For how simple they were to do, I was pretty satisfied. Now with one rack behind me, I'm definitely going to concoct my own rub and sauce next time.
So I had made these ribs in honor of the Super Bowl, but really I just wanted an excuse to make ribs. We had the Super Bowl on TV while we ate the ribs, but mainly for background noise. Also, I may have taken a nap during the 4th quarter as a result of a rib-induced food coma.
Obviously, I am a hardcore football fan.