Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Ribs will cook for a total time of 4 hours.
Combine all of the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl. Prepare the rack by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs and cutting away that extra little flap of tough meat across the top - just discard that or save for another use. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. On the bottom side of the ribs, sprinkle on a generous amount of the dry rub and rub it in. Set the ribs on the baking pan with the seasoned side down, and apply the remaining dry rub on the top side. Roast uncovered at 250 degrees F for 2 hours.
After the ribs have cooked for 2 hours, remove them and pour some of the sauce over the top of the ribs. Using a brush, gently spread the sauce all over the ribs. Cover the entire pan tightly with aluminum foil and return to the oven, baking for an additional 2 hours, or until the meat begins to pull away from the bone. If you like, unwrap, brush with a bit of sauce and finish under the broiler for a minute or so.
When ready to serve, brush a little extra sauce on each serving but definitely serve with a side of sauce for dipping. Don't forget some pasta salad, or maybe potato salad and what else but baked beans? Maybe some corn on the cob with compound butter would be nice too!
Cook's Notes: Depending on what kind of sauce you use, if you want a bit more of smokey flavor to the ribs, just before you put on the rub, take a teaspoon of liquid smoke and mix it with a tablespoon of water. Brush that on both sides of the ribs, then apply the dry rub. Not sure what to do with leftovers? Build a BBQ Sundae!
Time Saving Tip: Since these take some time to cook, I have a fantastic tip from Teresa T. that she was happy to let me pass on. She cooks 3 or 4 racks at a time, taking them through the first 2 hour phase of cooking. She keeps 1 rack going for supper, but allows the other 3 to cool, and then wraps them in a double layer of heavy duty foil, and freezes them. When she is ready for another rack she defrosts it, then continues the remaining 2 hours in the oven. Brilliant and what a great time.
Signature Barbecue Sauce:
Combine all of the ingredients together and whisk to blend.
Cook's Notes: Add two tablespoons to 1/4 cup of Maker's Mark or Jack Daniels, for variety. May also substitute pure maple syrup, sorghum syrup, or molasses, loosened with a bit of corn syrup in place of the cane syrup. A small can of tomato sauce, additional ketchup or a combination of the two may be substituted for the chili sauce.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (245g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 9 (2%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 524.9mg||18 %|
|Potassium 890.4mg||23 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 119.5g||35 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.7g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 117.8g|
|Protein 2.3g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 473
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