by Chef Kendra
Serves 4 -6
1 slab pork spareribs, cleaned, trimmed of excess fat, sliver skin removed
BBQ sauce of your choice
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
1 Tablespoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili flakes
Preheat ove to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl whisk rub ingredients together. Place slab of ribs on a large piece of aluminum foil. Using as much rub as you want sprinkle rub onto ribs. I used 2 Tablespoons per side. With clean hands rub the rub into the meat. Flip ribs over and repeat.
Fold foil over ribs but not all the way. Pour 2 Tablespoons of water into the foil. Close foil tightly. Place on another piece of foil and tightly wrap that around the meat.
Place foiled packet of meat in center rack of oven. Bake for 1 ½ hours. Rotate meat packet and continue baking for 1 - 1 ½ hours. At this point check meat for tenderness by carefully opening packet and slightly pulling to see if meat easily comes away from bone.
If it isn't tender enough close packet tightly, reduce heat to 325 and back longer checking every ½ hour until you have the tenderness you desire.
Once proper tenderness has been achieved move remove ribs from it's packet and place on baking sheet lined with foil. With pasty brush, brush on some bbq sauce and place baking sheet under the broiler for a few minutes, take it out, flip the ribs and brush sauce on other side and place under broiler.
You want the sauce to caramelize a little bit and really become one with the ribs. Remove ribs and let cool for a few minutes and enjoy.