So guys I’ve had this sauce that I snagged out of my aunt’s fridge for a couple months now — Cattlemen’s Carolina Tangy Gold. I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to use it. It’s been a bit too cold where I live to barbecue, but this recipe that I found in Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours is perfect. I went ahead and picked up some beef ribs the other day so I could try it out.
In the cookbook, Pat Neely briefly touched on how he and Gina at one time lived in a small one bedroom apartment. They didn’t have barbecue equipment or a place to grill, so they came up with this recipe for Oven-Roasted “Apartment” ribs. The recipe is pretty simple, so check it out.
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 racks baby back ribs
- Your favorite BBQ sauce. (I used Cattlemen’s Carolina Tangy Gold)
- Mix together all spices in a small bowl.
- Clean and dry your ribs.
- If necessary remove any white membrane from underside of ribs.
- Season ribs on all sides with spice mixture.
- Cover ribs with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Cover ribs tightly in foil and place in a roasting pan.
- Roast for 90 minutes.
- Turn up oven to 450F
- Remove ribs from oven and generously baste them with BBQ sauce on both sides.
- Place ribs back in oven for 15 minutes or more until the the outsides of the ribs are nicely browned and glazed well with the sauce.
- Slice between the bones into individual ribs.
- Serve with extra sauce on the side.
I used a dry rub on the ribs. A mixture of kosher salt, light-brown sugar, paprika, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin. I then covered the ribs with plastic wrap, and refrigerated them for 24 hours.
Next I covered the ribs in foil and roasted them in my oven for 90 min at 325F. I basted the ribs with Cattlemen’s Carolina Tangy Gold. It’s a mustard based sauce that is sweet, sour, and spicy all at the same time.
It’s so good. If you can’t find this sauce in stores you can try this recipe for Carolina BBQ Gold Sauce, which I’m sure is the same thing.
After basting I turned the heat up to 450F and roasted the ribs for additional 15 min. The ribs came out so flavorful and tender.
To make everything complete I slathered more sauce on top and served them with a side of crispy fries. This pic gets me every time, I definitely can’t wait to use this recipe again.