I was always too intimidated to attempt making ribs. All I can say is WOW! They were so easy to make... I DID modify the cooking time: I boiled for only 1 hour and then cooked in the oven for only an hour as well. I wanted the meat tender but not falling completely off the bone as you picked it up, so I cut down on the cooking time (the meat still falling off the bone, but only while you were eating them, not while you were handling them). I also used pork baby back ribs, if that helps any of you... When boiling, I added salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder, and adobo seasoning. I did use a lot of seasoning, too (probably a teaspoon of each if not more - I used a big lobster pot to boil them in). I took some reviewers recommendations and I used the Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. They have 3 or 4 different flavors, and instead of picking just one, I chose 3 different kinds and mixed them together: spicy, honey BBQ, and regular. Buy one bottle of sauce per rack of ribs you make, and buy one extra bottle as well! Some here basted theirs many times - I found that I only needed to do that twice. I cooked them in the oven for 30 mins, flipped them, recoated with sauce, and cooked another 30 minutes. And, I did all of this the night before a party. The day of the party, I separated all the ribs and cooked them for an additional 15 minutes on the BBQ... They were UNBELIEVABLE. I hope this info helps!!!
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I was always too intimidated to attempt making ribs. All I can say is WOW! They were so easy...