Bbq ribs done in the oven are so underrated. Most people believe that ribs must go on the grill but I’m here to squash that idea and tell you oven bbq ribs can be just as great!! My favorite cut of beef to make bbq ribs with is “Beef Flanken” they come sliced into strips and I cut all the slices in half to bake them. Now the key to getting these fork tender ribs is to put it in the oven sealed with aluminum foil. The seal creates a steam bath and that steam bath created under the foil is what tenderizes your meat. I always use Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce because let’s face it: it’s one of the best ones on the market.
This meal came together on a weekday when I was in the thick of hustle bustle. Between the pick ups and drop offs, homework, and reading with my kids, I needed something that wasn’t so labor intensive.
One of my tricks to making a great dinner during the week is boiling a large pot of peas ahead of time, separating them into ziploc bags that contain 2 cups of peas and 2 cups of the water the peas was cooked in and freezing them. I thaw it out with hot water when I’m ready to use it and all I have to do is add seasoning and my rice! It takes about 30 minutes and cut the labor in half.
Here’s a few videos on my recipes for BBQ ribs, Jerk BBQ ribs, and how I make rice & peas. The method I used to make this rice & peas was Haitian style, in which the peas are separated from the water and sauteéd with green seasoning (epis) before the rice was added.
My garlic string bean recipe:
-1/2 lb freshly cut string beans
-1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
-Pinch of salt
Directions: I typically use a steamer to cook my string beans. A steamer is a pot with holes on the bottom. I take one pot, fill with water, bring it to a boil, and then place the steamer on top of it with the lid closed. The steam created from the boiling water in the pot underneath is what steams the vegetables. Once you’ve cut your beans, add them to your steamer along with your minced garlic and salt. Steam for 15 minutes and it should be ready.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1hr 30 min
2 lbs beef chuck ribs
2 tsp adobo
1 tsp meat seasoning
1 tsp all purpose seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 green pepper
1/4 red pepper
5 sprigs thyme
4 tbsp bbq sauce (to add when meat is raw)
Another 4-5 tbsp of bbq sauce to add when you have 15 minutes left on the ribs. You can add as little or as much bbq sauce at this point.
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash your meat first. Begin by adding all seasoning including 1/2 of the bbq sauce (set the other half aside) while meat is raw. Massage into the meat. Place into an oven safe pan and cover with foil. Place into the oven for 1 hour. After 1 hr is complete, remove the foil, turn your oven up to 400 degrees and place the pan back into the oven uncovered. This will give your ribs some char marks to mimic a grill. Remove after 30 minutes on 400 degrees and enjoy!