Thursday, February 9, 2012

Southwestern spice mix

Southwestern Seasoning Yield: 2/3 cup 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon Adobo pepper 1 tablespoon Chilli powder 2 tablespoon Brown sugar Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Blackberry BBQ sauce

Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

Makes 1 cup


1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cola
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup fresh thyme
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sambal or Thai pepper paste or 2 each JalapeƱo diced
2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries


puree ingredients in blender until almost smooth. Strain blackberry puree into heavy low to medium saucepan; discard solids in sieve. Cook puree over medium-high heat until reduced to 1 cup, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Ribs oven method

Serves 8


2 each racks Baby back ribs or St. Louis style Ribs
1/4 cup southwestern spice mix

1 cup BBQ sauce

Preheat oven at 275

1) rinse ribs off and dry completely. Peel skin off back by pulling the skin on one end and peeling back
2) Sprinkle seasoning on ribs and let sit for 4 -6 hours ( do not rub in)
3) place ribs in oven on sheet tray with wire rack if you have one and bake uncovered for 1 hour. Using mop sauce base ribs gingerly. Close oven and bake again 1/2 hour and repeat.
4) when ribs reach a temperature of 180-190 baste with BBQ sauce and finish cooking about another 15 minutes. In total it should take about 3-4 hours to slow cook, depending on thickness of meat.