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Monday, June 30, 2008

baby back ribs made the easy way... bbq'd beans and salad.

we've been grilling a lot lately, like a lot of people around this time of year. i bought a rack of baby back ribs from trader joes and gave it a try. its my first time with ribs but they were pretty easy and came out super tender and delicious. while it did take time it didn't take effort... how great can that be when all you want to do is play outside, in the water, sucking on popsicles. the beans= equally as easy. and the salad featured the cucumbers and tomatoes from our beachgreens delivery. i know there are many who would fall over at the sight of someone basting those meaty little ribs with purchased bbq sauce but its hot and even though i do love to slave over a hot stove have some limitations.... stirring bbq sauce on the stove hit my limit of ughh, no thank you's. trader joe's makes a pretty good, slightly spicy kentucky bbq sauce.



1 rack baby back ribs
bbq sauce- used about 3/4 bottle
salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika

preheat oven to 350.

sprinkle ribs, meat side up, with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder and paprika. bake 20 min.

baste with sauce and continue baking another 20 min.

baste with more sauce and continue baking another 30 min.

fire up the grill and keep it on low. baste ribs with more sauce and grill another 20-30 min.

carve up and eat.


1 can organic kidney beans
1 can organic pinto beans
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 tbl dijon mustard
1 tbl organic ketchup

heat up until bubbly. reduce heat, cover and leave on low for 20-30 minutes.

beach greens bounty salad featuring ripe, blood red, sweet and juicy organic tomatoes and teeny, flavorful persian cucumbers.

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