I am not a super fan of BBQ ribs but Mr. Gadget is so I make them once a month or so. You really can get better than the smoked ribs but when you do not have the smoker or BBQ you can easily prepare some ribs in the oven very easily. I made coleslaw and some 9 Bean Soup for the sides using the left over ham bone from Christmas. The soup could be a meal by its self but it made a delicous side for this meal.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap your ribs in foil. Place in a shallow baking pan. bake in the oven for 1 hour. Open up the foil to expose the ribs. Brush BBQ sauce over the ribs. Bake for another 30 minutes with the ribs uncovered.
Remove from oven and slice. Enjoy!
This is a simple way to make canned beans better.6 servings
1/2 cup onions, chopped
28 ounces baked beans
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
Cook onions is a saucepan with a little oil until tender. Stir in the beans, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire and liquid smoke. Mix well. Simmer, uncovered about 15 minutes until heated throughly.
Scalloped Potatoes for the BBQ
4 red potatoes, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup butter, cubed
salt and pepper to taste
1.Preheat grill for medium heat.
2.Layer sliced potatoes on aluminum foil with the onion, garlic, basil, and butter.
Season with salt and pepper. Fold foil around the potatoes to make a packet.
3.Place potato packet on heated grill over indirect heat, and cook for 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Turn over packet halfway through cooking.
4 slices bacon, diced
1/2 C. chopped onion
4 1/2 C. cooked navy beans (or substitute three 15 oz. cans cooked navy beans)
1/2 C. honey
1/2 C. ketchup
1 T. prepared mustard
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
Preheat oven to 350°F. Saute bacon and onion until onion is tender; combine with remaining ingredients in shallow 2-quart oven-safe baking dish. Cover with lid or aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 45 minutes longer.
Baked Beans with Coca-Cola
Two 28-oz. cans B&M Original Baked Beans
1 medium onion, chopped
1 T. dry mustard
1 bottle chili sauce
1 T. prepared mustard
1 (scant) T. vinegar
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 small bottle Coca-Cola (or less)
Mix well. Place bacon strips on top. Bake uncovered until onion is tender, about 1 hour or more at 375°F.
Nine Bean Soup
This is an easy, flavorful soup that has lots of variations.The soup pictured above was made in a crock pot without pasta.
1 package soup beans (see note)
2 quarts water.
2 teaspoon salt omit if using ham
1 ham bone and scraps , or turkey leg or 1 1/2 pounds chuck roast
1 28-oz. can tomatoes, coarsely chopped or one can diced tomato and green chilies (RoTel)
1 large onion
1 teaspoon chili powder or 2 teaspoons mixed spices (thyme, savory, sage, oregano)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Brown sugar to taste
1/4 pound pasta
In a very large soup kettle, sock the beans with the salt overnight. Next day add the meat and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, covered 2 hours. Add tomatoes and onion, chilies powder or herbs and the reaming ingredients. Cook 1 hour longer. If the soup gets too thick add more broth or water. Remove meat, chop it into bite size pieces. and return to soup.
Crockkpot Method: Put all the ingredients in a crockpot/slowcooker and cook for 8 to 10 hours on low. You do not need to soak beans if cooking in crockpot. If you want to add the pasta cook in another pot according to package directions and then add to the soup. Serve.
1 pound of each bean
-white navy beans
-white lima beans
Mix the legumes and barley. Divide into 9 bags (2 cups). Add 1 dreid hot chili and seal. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
6 hard-boiled eggs
2 T mayonnaise
3/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce*
salt & pepper to taste
paprika for garnish