I got a killer deal on some country pork ribs the other day. I failed to think about the fact that I’ve never cooked ribs. I’ve eaten them but never cooked them.
After a quick consult with Grandpa we came to the conclusion that we should barbeque them. One problem, we don’t have a barbeque. Or I should say, we didn’t. As funds are a bit tight right now we picked up a smaller propane barbeque. The good news is that Grandpa has been wanting to get one of these for camping so it will be dual purpose. We can always upgrade later to a larger one. This size is great for us though since it’s just the two of us.
When we got home I divided up the ribs into three packages. One for cooking today and two to go into the freezer. Somewhere, most likely Pinterest, I read about a great idea to marinate meat. Simply put the sauce in with the meat and then freeze it. Later when you go to cook the meat you will marinate while thawing.
By the by, personal pet peeve. People who say dethaw. If you are dethawing then you are freezing. Stop saying this people. /rant.
Anywho, it was while putting together the meat for todays meal that I realized one flaw in my plan. I had less than a quarter cup left of my beloved Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. Pinterest to the rescue. I found this pin leading to what the author claims to be “The Best Homemade BBQ Sauce Ever“. Now I don’t know about that claim since this is the first time I’ve ever made BBQ sauce. It’s currently simmering on the stove and I can’t say I’m disappointed.
My only changes to the recipe were to cut it in half and substitute paprika for cayenne pepper. Grandpa and I are both wimps when it comes to spicy stuff. Even crushed red pepper flakes are too strong for us.
The verdict? Delicious! Tomorrow we will grill some chicken with the rest of the sauce. This has me wanting to try some other BBQ sauce variations.