The nice weather has rolled around and it's time to clean up that old barbecue and get ready to fire it up. Hot dogs and burgers are the usual go-to when it comes to grill season but if you really feel like treating yourself, there's only one proper choice -- ribs! They take a little more preparation and work, but the flavor makes them more than worth it. Check out this recipe for some unbelievably tender BBQ ribs.
If you want to take your ribs to the next level, a good marinade is what you need. This recipe involves three simple ingredients: water, brown sugar and white sugar.
Of course, the only way to make these ribs taste even better is pairing them with the right food. So then, just what foods go well with barbecued ribs?
A creamy coleslaw will compliment these ribs rather nicely. Some shredded cabbage and carrots, some mayonnaise, sour cream, a little vinegar and a few other spices will make a sharp-tasting side that goes perfectly with the smokey meat.
Boil some potatoes and mashed them up good, then just add a little whipping cream, some melted butter, minced garlic and then spice it up with a little salt, pepper and nutmeg to create an incredibly simple and undeniably tasty garlic mashed potatoes. Smokey barbecued ribs and creamy garlic mashed potatoes are definitely the kind of heavy meal that will make you want to take a long nap afterward but the flavors are completely worth it.
After having a heart plate of ribs, getting some lighter foods will help lighten the load while rounding out the rest of your meal. A fresh garden salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a light olive oil and apple cider vinegar dressing can do wonders. You'll also want some fruits to snack on as the meal comes to a close -- pineapples, strawberries and fresh-cut watermelon are barbecue staples and add a nice sweetness to cap off an amazing rack of ribs.