- Avocado oil or olive oil spray
- 1 3 lb. rack ribs
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked salt (can substitute regular or use no salt)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 1/3 cup aged balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Place the ribs in the pan, bone side down. Spray them with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake the ribs for 1 hour, uncovered.
Meanwhile, mix the barbecue sauce ingredients in a medium bowl, then divide it into three small bowls.
After one hour, take the ribs out of the oven and drain the pan juices. Brush the top of the ribs with a 1/3 of the BBQ sauce and return to the oven. Wash the basting brush with warm soapy water.
Repeat this after one more hour – brush the top of the ribs with another 1/3 of the BBQ sauce and return to the oven. Wash the basting brush with warm soapy water.
After one more hour, brush the ribs with the remainder of the sauce. Reduce the oven to 250 degrees F and return the ribs to the oven for one final hour.
After 4 hours, the meat will be very tender and will fall off the bones. The top will look very dark, but it is NOT burnt! Just deliciously caramelized. Remove the oven baked ribs from the oven, cut into individual ribs and serve.
Per serving: 568 calories, 41g fat, 723mg sodium, 2g sugar, 39g protein
Adapted recipe courtesy of Healthy Recipes.