CookShack Oven Baked Barbecued Baby Back Ribs Recipe, Tips & Review
Everyone loves a good barbecued meal from time to time. Around here, in the North East, barbecued ribs, brisket, or chicken are synonymous with the Summer. However, barbecued foods can be enjoyed any time of year if you get yourself some good spices, and sauce. I recently had the opportunity to see what makes the company CookShack a prime place to purchase everything and anything BBQ, or Smoked! It is crazy how much stuff these folks have for all levels of grilling, and cooking enthusiasts.
Personally, I love the taste of barbecued baby back ribs. When my CookShack 5-Piece Spice Kit arrived, I knew this would be one of the first meals I concocted. Unfortunately, the crazy New England weather, and the recent time change were not on my side in terms of grilling outdoors. I was determined to test out my CookShack spices, and sauce, so I decided to wing it, and use my oven to make barbecue sauce baby back ribs.
I will certainly share my cooking technique for my delicious, oven baked barbecued baby back ribs soon, but I wanted to share my thoughts on our nice 5-piece spice kit from CookShack first!
CookShack has been manufacturing Smokers for over 50 years in Ponca City, OK. They are the leading authority in barbecue cooking, products and technology. They provide high-end products with exceptional satisfaction to our customers. Cookshack is the best in the world at providing barbecue solutions. They communicate their knowledge to restaurants, professional competitors, and back-yard barbecue enthusiasts by means of focused marketing initiatives and accessible staff. They strive to be the first-to-market with products that are recognized as “the best”.
The folks at CookShack generously sent me over their famous 5-Piece Spice Kit. This particular set is perfect for gifting because it comes with a generous sampling of their popular Spicy Barbecue Sauce, Chicken Rub, Chili Mix, Brisket Rub, and their Rib Rub. This set retails for $39.95 and makes one awesome gift for the avid griller, cook, or foodie.
I currently do not own a smoker (but would love to), and my grill is a pretty standard model. It is away for the season, but I do have plenty of pans, and cooking devices for indoors. After sampling each of these spices I knew they were superb, and not just cans of sodium.I find a lot of the store bought grilling spices are way too salty, and do not have well balanced flavors. That is why CookShack’s Chicken, and Rib Rub are the best..period!
I have used the Chicken Rub on oven baked chicken, and wow, oh wow…this is some amazing stuff! The Rib Rub is crazy good, and tastes like something out of the South. Then there is the Spicy Barbecue Sauce-this stuff is so good I wish I had more! It is not at all too spicy, but has the perfect balance of tang, and peppery goodness. I decided to use it on my oven baked barbecued baby back ribs..total score!
Want in on a little secret on how to make the BEST oven baked barbecued baby back ribs? The secret is to cut them into individual ribs, and slow cook them in a cast iron pan. I took about 2 lbs of ribs, and cut them into individual ribs which was pretty easy. Then I took my large, lidded cast iron pan and arranged my ribs in it so that they each had ample space.
I wasn’t sure if the rib rub, and bbq sauce would be too spicy for my kids, so I seasoned them with salt and pepper.I turned the oven to 250, placed the lid over my pan, and I slow cooked them for 2 hours. Then, the last 90 minutes at 225, I took the lid off, and bbq sauced them up. I let them slow cook until the outside got slightly crispy, and the meat was so tender it literally melted off the bones in our mouths. Wow, oh wow were these some of the best ribs ever! The sauce was so good that everyone wanted seconds! Kudos to CookShack for making spices, and sauces that get my kids wanting seconds!
Key tips for oven baking baby back ribs:
- Use a covered, cast iron pan-works great for braising, and keep the ribs melt off the bone moist
- Individually cut your ribs before cooking so they are easier to arrange, and eat
- Always use low heat-225-250 worked the best for 3-4 hours
- Allow your ribs to cook uncovered for the last 1-2 hours
- Add your BBQ sauce after at least 2 hours of slow roasting so it does not burn
- You can always double sauce your ribs too towards the end
To learn more about the CookShack company, please visit their official site, and feel free to shop their amazing spices, and sauces!
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