This week’s Meal Planning Monday is by Christy Hoover of AWomanTheWorldDeserves.com.
I definitely cook for the season when planning out my meals and with the kids in the house I try to cook with them in mind as well. In the spirit of a filling weeknight meal and the wonderful season of football parties, I thought it would be fun to make some finger licking ribs. Great for the kids, tailgating parties, or just a weeknight meal.
Now, these ribs have been cooked individually mainly due to the fact that when I cook a whole slab of ribs, my kids seem to not have mastered the importance of saving some for others. They will take half of the slab and not even think about how they have just finished off all of the meat, or that other people may be hungry.
So to solve this problem, I have individually sliced the ribs so that they can see the portion control I have set for them. Well, I guess when it is finger licking, it is kind of hard to worry about things such as not overeating and saving some for others.
Ribs are sliced and placed in baking dish.
Now all finger licking ribs need a good rub. Here is what I use:
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp of granulated garlic
- 1 tbsp of Creole Seasoning (or seasoning salt)
- 1/2 tbsp of chili powder
- 1/2 tbsp of cumin
I begin to sprinkle the rub on the individually sliced ribs.
Since finger licking ribs need a bit of loving, you actually have to rub it into the meat. Well, it is more of a massage method.
The ribs are covered in foil and cooked in the oven for two hours on 350 degrees. Once they are tender, I take them out of the baking dish, drain the grease, and put the ribs in a pan on the stove with 1/2 cup of my favorite barbecue sauce and toss until all the ribs are coated. Once they are coated, I transfer for them to a serving bowl and sprinkle them with small slices of green onion. This is where the finger licking begins!
Christy Hoover is a military wife and mother of two who loves sharing her love of cooking and relationship advice with anyone who will listen. You can gather the best tips on life, building strong relationships, and making meatloaf on her website,