So with the riblets on sale and one more rub recipe I wanted to try, that is what was for dinner Saturday night. I put the rub on the riblets and let them sit in the fridge for several hours. I then cooked them in a 350 degree oven for about an hour, basting lightly with barbecue sauce the last 20 minutes. I had a small amount of Bulls' Eye Barbecue Sauce in my fridge I wanted to use up, so I just used what I had of that. These could be served without any added sauce if desired.
The rub was very good but a bit spicy for me. I think the next time I will cut the cayenne back by half. When I use the rest of what I made up, I will not be quite so generous when I apply the rub as I was today.
My husband's verdict was that the riblets were very good, but a lot of work to eat.
The rub was part of a recipe called Spice-Rubbed Ribs which was for baby back ribs. The recipe is from Taste of Home and was sent in by Cheryl Ewing from Ellwood City Pennsylvania.
3 T. paprika
2 T. plus 1 t. salt
2 T. plus 1 t. garlic powder
2 T. cayenne pepper
4 t. onion powder
4 t. dried oregano
4 t. dried thyme
4 t. pepper
Mix ingredients together well. Sprinkle on ribs or other pork, chicken, or beef before barbecuing. I like to apply the rub and chill the meat for several hours. Store tightly covered in a cool place. Makes about 3/4 cup.
Linking to Hunk of Meat Monday