We don’t go often….but we love Chili’s for eating out. I love going during their small plate serving time because then I don’t feel so guilty for buying something I can’t eat all of. The first time we went during that time frame I expected to get just two of their “big mouth bites” for the small plate, but they gave me a full sized serving! I think they are crazy – I paid $4.99 for the same plate I would have paid double or more for any other time frame. To me that was not a small plate. I don’t get it.
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Grumpy on the other hand likes to get the baby back ribs when we eat at Chilis. The full rack. Uh huh. After I just tell everyone that I love the small plates, I tell you all that Grumpy loves the biggest plate he can get. ;o) A few nights before Grumpy told me he was craving Baby Back Ribs. In trying to stay away from eating out much and saving our funds (not to mention our calories) for our cruise that is coming up soon, I decided to pull a package of ribs I happened to have in the freezer out and fix them up for my Grumpy to have when he returned home from deer hunting. I decided to follow the method for cooking them that I found on allrecipes.com for Spoiled Baby Back Ribs. I’m not sure why they are called “spoiled” but I didn’t like that term at all so mine are called Stove-top to Oven Baby Back Ribs. The method worked well and the ribs were not tough in anyway. Broiling them gave them the right crispness and the Sweet Baby Ray BBQ sauce is just the best that you can buy out there in my opinion! So, if your short on time but have a craving for ribs, this is a good recipe to use instead of slaving over the grill or smoker.
Stove-top to Oven Baby Back Ribs
1 rack of baby back ribs, cut into 3 sections
Salt and pepper to your preference
1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
Place the ribs in a large pot covered with water and seasoned with salt and pepper. Bring ribs to a boil, turn heat down and simmer ribs until tender, about 1 hour.
While ribs are simmering, prepare baking sheet by covering with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. When ribs are cooked, remove from pot, place on baking sheet and slather with as much BBQ sauce as you want on the bottom side. Place under pre-heated broiler and broil about 5 minutes or until ribs look like they are crisping up – I would use the high setting. The stove in our rental unit is nothing elaborate and it only has one setting. “BROIL”. Watch carefully so as to not burn them! Remove from oven, flip over and slather more sauce on the top side of the ribs. Return to oven to broil another 5 minutes or until top side looks crisp.
We did not eat the full rack between us but I would say this would serve 2-4 people depending on the appetite of those you are feeding.