I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Quick Ribs

You guessed it...back ribs were on sale! $1.49/lb instead of the usual $2.99/lb. So I picked up a rack and found a recipe on allrecipes.com that sounded pretty good. They were quick and easy to make, and surprisingly tender for only cooking for 2 hours. I usually cook ribs all day in the oven, so this was a nice change.

I served it with some garlic & basil polenta that I just fried in a bit of oil. We had a big lunch, so we weren't super hungry by the time dinner rolled around...

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds beef back ribs
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
Directions

1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; place in a large kettle and cover with water. Simmer, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes (I recommend 90 minutes) or until tender. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain ribs; place in a greased shallow 2-qt. baking dish. Cover with sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes.


1 comment:

Brandie said...

Jamie, for the polenta, did you make it from scratch? It seems to be real popular here, and honestly, I don't know if I've ever eaten it (sad, I know!). Well, I purchased a bag of corn grain especially for making polenta, but I'm lost now (maybe to do with the fact that it's just in Romanian?!)...do you have a recipe for it, or can you steer me toward one that you know would be good...and especially easy since I get lazy in the kitchen? (lots of quick things, if it takes a while to make, it will be burnt...I'm a lost cause!)