I was missing these amazing barbecue ribs I had in Florida earlier this year and was motivated to try making them for the first time and not only was it easy but they were pretty delicious–especially for not having access to a big barbecue smoker!
So I made these using my sous vide machine, which I realize is not something the average person has at home so I will offer two ways to make these ribs: with the sous vide and finishing off in the oven and doing them all in the oven. Here we go!
- 1 rack baby back ribs
- your favorite bottled barbecue sauce I used Mighty Quinn's (restaurant in NYC)
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard seed
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
Combine all dry ingredients for the dry rub. Pat dry your ribs with a paper towel. Using a large knife, cut the rack into quarters so there are about 4 ribs per section. Generously coat each rack (both sides) with the dry rub.
Sous Vide + Oven method:
Vacuum seal each quarter rack in its own bag. If you don't have a vacuum sealer you can also use separate zip lock bags and just press out as much air as possible.
Set sous vide to 165 degrees. Cook ribs for 12 hours at 165 degrees. Transfer to a large bowl of iced water to cool.
To finish them off, preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place ribs meaty side up (bones down) and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the ribs and brush them with your favorite BBQ sauce and cook for another 10 minutes. Remove and brush them with another layer of BBQ sauce. If you have a broiler option on your oven turn it to high and bake for another 3-5 minutes. If you don't have a broiler just bake for another 10 minutes. Brush the ribs one last time with BBQ sauce and serve!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wrap each quarter section of rib with aluminum foil (like a burrito!) and cook for 2 hours in the oven.
Remove the ribs and place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Brush with BBQ sauce.
If you have a broiler option on your oven turn it to high and bake for approximately 5 minutes or until the top begins to brown and get crispy. If you don't have a broiler just bake for another 10 minutes. Remove ribs and brush again with BBQ sauce and serve!