Sunday, May 8, 2011

BBQ Ribs and Sweet Corn

I tried two new recipes for dinner tonight and both turned out well!  The first was for BBQ ribs and the second was sweet corn.  I've never made ribs because I was always intimidated - but after this, they could easily go in our summer rotation.  We made them on the stove and in the oven, not the grill.  Might try it with the grill later in the summer.  Same thing with the sweet corn.  We normally make it in the microwave, this time we made it on the stove and it was just as quick and better we thought!  Below are the pics, ingredients and directions.

BBQ Ribs

2.5 pounds of bone in ribs
1 bottle of BBQ sauce (we use Jack Daniels spicy tonight)
1 tablespoon of garlic powder
2 tablespoons of salt
1 tsp of ground black pepper

In large stock pot, place ribs and cover with water.  Add in garlic powder, pepper and salt.  Bring to a boil.  Boil for 40-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Remove ribs and place in 9x13 baking dish. Cover with BBQ sauce and bake for 60-75 minutes.  Serve warm!  (This is so easy - I'm no longer scared of ribs!)

Sweet Corn
up to 5 ears of corn (we used half ears that were from the frozen section - super easy!)
1/4 cup of margarine
1 and 1/4 cup skim milk
1/3 cup of splenda brown sugar
salt (optional)

Fill stock pot about half full of water.  Add in milk, margarine and splenda brown sugar.  Bring to a boil.  Drop in corn (thawed if using frozen).  Cook for 7-8 minutes, remove from water and serve warm.  We didn't find the need to add extra butter and I added just a touch of salt.  We'll be making it this way all the time now - it tasted just like Iowa sweet corn that you get in the middle of summer.  We can't ever find corn out here like that - so this will be our new go to recipe!

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