High 5 Bacon Wrapped Baby Back Ribs

High 5 Bacon Wrapped Baby Back Ribs

Recipe by Chef Laura RomitoCourse: EntreeCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

1

hour 

High 5 Bacon Wrapped Baby Back Rib and serve with High 5 Celery Seed Slaw

Ingredients

  • 1-2 racks baby back ribs

  • 1 pound good quality bacon

  • High 5 Salt Blend* of your choice or salt and black pepper to taste

  • *we use equal parts Original Unboring Salt, Power Lifter Salt, and Sweet Sass with a pinch of Fixer Upper!

  • Your favorite barbecue sauce (optional)

Directions

  • Method (this can be done two days in advance or 5 hours before serving):
  • pre-heat oven to 250 degrees
  • line a large foil pan or oven proof baking dish with enough parchment paper to completely wrap around ribs
  • cut ribs into 1 to 4 bone sections, depending on thickness; thicker ribs with more meat will break down faster in smaller sections; alternatively, call your market and place an order for ribs already cut! Good butchers will take care of this for you!
  • season each section liberally with High 5 Salt of your choice
  • wrap each section in one slice of bacon, pressing bacon into meat, and line up in pan
  • place the larger/thicker sections near the outside and smaller ones in the middle of the pan so they don’t dry out
  • wrap parchment tightly around ribs then cover with tight fitting lid or foil wrapped so no steam can escape
  • cook for approximately 3 – 6 hours, or until very tender (meat should fall off the bone); check after 3 hours and if not tender, cover tightly and return to oven for another half hour; repeat until meat is tender
  • remove from oven when tender
  • while ribs are still hot, brush liberally with your favorite barbecue sauce
  • allow ribs to cool for about 30 minutes, then place in refrigerator, loosely covered, overnight OR until you are ready to serve them
  • Remove ribs from refrigeration 1 hour before serving
  • Grilling method 20 MINUTES BEFORE SERVING:
  • pre-heat grill or grill pan to low; pour extra barbecue sauce in a bowl and get tongs, a clean brush, and a clean serving platter ready
  • clean grill grates thoroughly and rub with oil (use an old rag that you can throw away)
  • place ribs on the grill; watch carefully and avoid flare-ups
  • after about two minutes, turn ribs over; brush with more sauce and close lid
  • let ribs heat through on grill for about 10-15 minutes, checking occasionally to be sure they are not burning, and adjusting the heat if necessary and brushing with more sauce as desired
  • continue grilling until sauce is caramelized and bacon is crispy
  • serve hot
  • *If desired, rub ribs with your favorite dry spice rub 24 hours before the initial cooking process; be sure rub does NOT contain salt

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