Who Loves You Baby Back? Alton Brown's Recipe-the Best!

"Good Eats"...the best cooking show that was on TV in my opinion. I love all the other cooking shows, but "Good Eats" was like going to science class to learn why we do what we do in the kitchen. I loved that show. I never missed an episode. To this day I still go on youtube to see old episodes. He was so funny and entertaining and you still learned things about cooking that you never knew...Before we start, here are a few more posts from Cafe' Hoffy. 
Before I actually share the recipe, you might want to watch Alton Brown's video on Baby Back Ribs. You'll get a taste of how interesting his techniques are...After watching this video, you might want to try this wonderful recipe...click on the "Who Loves Ya Baby Back Ribs Video" below...Once you watch one episode of "Good Eats", you'll want to watch many more.

Alton Brown - "Baby Back Ribs"

2 whole slabs pork baby back ribs

Dry Rub: 
- This recipe makes several batches of dry rub. If more rub isneeded, it can be extended by any amount, as the ratio of 8:3:1:1 remains the same

8 T light brown sugar, tightly packed
3 T. kosher salt
1 T. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. jalapeno seasoning
1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp. rubbed thyme
1/2 tsp. onion powder

This dry rub is excellent.  However, if you have a favorite rub, it can be used in place of AB's recipe.

Braising Liquid:
1 cup white wine
2 T. white wine vinegar
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. honey
2 cloves of garlic

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well.  Place each slab of baby back ribs on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil, shiny side down. Sprinkle each side generously with the dry rub.  Pat the dry rub into the meat. Refrigerate the ribs for a minimum of 1 hour. In a microwavable container, combine all ingredients for the braising liquid. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  3. Place the ribs on a baking sheet. Open one end of the foil on each slab and pour half of the braising liquid into each foil packet. Tilt the baking sheet in order to equally distribute the braising liquid. Braise the ribs in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.
  4. Transfer the braising liquid into a medium saucepot. Bring the liquid to a simmer and reduce by half or until of a thick syrup consistency. Brush the glaze onto the ribs.  Place under the broiler just until the glaze caramelizes lightly.  (Don't walk away from the broiler, the caramelizing is done very quickly) Place the remaining hot glaze into a bowl and toss the rib portions in the glaze.
Now that you have the recipe, you need to try it. They are yummy, yummy, yummy! His seasonings are right on point and the brazing liquid makes then so delicious. And don't forget that delicious brazing liquid turns into a wonderful BBQ sauce to baste back on the ribs. You won't be disappointed!
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Like most people, I have a Pinterest account. I love looking at all the great recipes and crafts and decorating and just about anything I'm interested in. By having all the pictures, it makes all of us want to check out whatever the contributor is posting. 

I've used so many pins over the years. I believe I've pinned around 15,000 pins. There's no way that I'll ever get to all of them, but it's always fun to check them out and decide if what I'm looking at is what we're going to have for supper. Or, maybe it's something that I can make for a baby shower, a good friend or a holiday event. It's all there for the taking. 

I've spent the last few months updating Cafe' Hoffy and organizing all those pins. It's been quite an effort, but well worth it. I can now carry all my favorite recipes and crafts with me on my cell phone. No more making lists or carrying paper recipes to the grocery store. Truly, technology is great in this field. And by the way, if I do need something that doesn't pertain to a recipe, or I'm out of, there's always "Google Home"...another favorite techy thing I absolutely love. If you are interested in seeing how I organized by Pins, just click on my picture below and you will be redirected to my "Saved Pins".
In each post I try to incorporate "Pins" that relate to the subject of the post. Below are a few "Pins" I thought worked well with this post. If you are interested you can visit my "Food Board" for great pork recipes or chicken recipes, or fish recipes or whatever...Just click on "Food Board" and you will be redirected to my saved "Food Boards"
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    For more "Good Eats" check out youtube for more great videos and recipes.  "Good Eats"!
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Well folks that's it for today. I totally enjoyed writing this post on Alton Brown and "Good Eats". Such a great show for cooking. His humor and his techniques are the best. I hope at some point you watch a few of his videos...there GREAT!
Always remember..."Life's short, eat dessert first"...words to live by!

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