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baby back ribs



One summer treat we all enjoy is BBQ ribs. In fact, ribs have been one of Bea's favorite ways to eat meat since she was a baby. To make them, we use a modified version of an Everyday Food recipe that was published in the magazine in it's early years. The ribs are first coated with a spice rub and cooked in the oven, covered with foil, until the meat is tender and moist. I make my own BBQ sauce (it is a little thicker and stickier than the Everyday Food recipe) to coat the ribs before finishing them on the grill.



1  8 ounce can tomato sauce

1  7 ounce can tomato paste

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 large clove garlic 

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 clove garlic, smashed 


Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepot and allow to simmer for 30-45 minutes until thick.


I know the cautious among us probably think it is terrible we let Noah gnaw on this bone. We checked it carefully to be sure there were no sharp bits or loose pieces of meat or cartilage and we watched him very closely to be sure he did not gag himself! Just like Bea, Noah loved it!

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