Sunday, July 21, 2013

Slow-Cooked Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

Pre-oven...these smelled delicious while cooking!
Although, these aren't something I recommend you eat every week I have to admit...I've always enjoyed the savory feeling of enjoying a few fall off the bone ribs. There is something literally warming about the experience. This recipe is our rendition of a memphis style rib with some added spices that are great at igniting the digestive fire. It's much lower in sugar that many dry rubs out there. It is only sweetened with one tablespoon of coconut sugar which has a lower glycemic index and higher fiber content than cane sugar. I'm often asked why adding any sugar is necessary (because I oftentimes only add very small amounts). Seasonings like sugar and salt really help to enhance the flavor of the food - it makes it pop. I've realized over the years that healthy food is only good for me...if it's tasty enough for me to want to eat it. I'm over making disgusting no-flavor foods for them to rot in my fridge. :-) Hope you enjoy this delectable recipe as much as we did.

Candida Diet, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Paleo, Soy-Free

2-3 lbs. pasture raised baby back ribs
Makes extra rub that can be used with pork and beef.
1/3 c. paprika
3 tbl. mustard powder
3 tbl. onion powder
3 tbl. garlic powder
3 tbl. chili powder
2 tbl. oregano
1 tbl. sea salt
1 tbl. coconut sugar
3 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. allspice
The rub recipe yields around 1-1/2 cups. You'll only use a few tablespoons for these ribs.

We served ours with a fresh salad.
1. Score the ribs by slicing X's into surface of the skin. Drizzle with oil and then rub spices over the ribs. 
2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Place ribs on a baking pan and cook in preheated oven for 2-2 1/2  hours until desired tenderness is reached. 

Serves 4.

*Recipe and photos by Keri Marino.

Keri is an internationally Registered Yoga Teacher, creator of yoga props, and health lifestyle educator.  She owns and operates BAYA Wellness, LLC offering yoga classes, handmade props, and healthy lifestyle services. Keri teachers both privately and publicly around the Greenville area offering on-going classes and special events. 

BAYA... Be As You Are! 

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