Wednesday, May 6, 2009


My poor husband, there was only one thing he wanted to do while we were in Texas; eat really good Texas Barbeque. Unfortunately that didn't happen. We should have done some research before we left. But we didn't and on the advice of locals we tried Bill Millers BBQ. Not a good idea. I've had better barbeque in China, and that's really not saying much. I've decided that the general masses have a fairly low standard for what classifies at "Good food".

So in honor of my husband, I will be making my grandma's famous Country Style Spare Ribs this Sunday. They are so easy and so delicious!!

(This photo is stock photography. I will post an actual picture of my ribs after I make them on Sunday. But this will give you a pretty good idea of what they look like when they're done. The meat just falls apart in the sauce.)

(Courtesy my Grandma Ellen Nordfelt)

4-6 Country Style spare ribs (about 3 lbs.)
salt & pepper
1 T. vegetable oil
1 cup ketchup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons mustard
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons vinegar

1. Heat 1 T. oil in a large skillet. Salt and pepper the ribs on all sides. Sear the ribs for about 2-3 minutes on all sides then place them in the crock pot.
2. Mix all remaining ingredients (except rice) together, pour on top of ribs. Be sure to coat all the ribs well.
3. Cook on high for one hour; turn down to low for three more hours.
4. The best way to cook is all day on low. Your meat will fall apart and be really tender.
5. Serve over cooked rice.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

For the Best BarBQ in Texas you must go to Lockhart, Texas!!! You can try either Kreuz Market or Smitty's Market. They are the same family that are battle for the Best BBQ in Texas!!!!!! Gotta plan better next time ;)

My favorite BBQ is from Mac's BBQ in Brady, Texas!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's where I grew up and it's a shame I live so far away now. :(

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