Happy Labor Day from the staff at your Columbia dentist Dr.Wych! For a lot of people, this day means two things: a day off and the end of summer. Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. It has been celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and Canada since 1894.
And speaking of barbeques, what’s a barbeque without some tasty tender ribs? A lot of people love the flavor of ribs but are intimidated by the cooking process. What they don’t know is that it’s very easy to cut perfectly tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs.
Method #1: Grill the ribs. Grilled ribs need to be cooked low and slow. If using a gas grill, turn the heat down to low, and cook them covered for 30 minutes. Then turn them over, and continue to cook for another 90 minutes, turning them every 30 minutes. If using charcoal, place the ribs over indirect heat and turn them every 30 minutes. Apply the sauce during the last 10 min. of cook on each side.
Method #2: Roast the ribs. Preheat the oven on to 300 degrees F. Place the ribs in a shallow casserole dish and tightly cover the dish. Roast for 90 minutes. Remove the lid/foil and continue to cook for another 20 minutes. Remove ribs from the oven. and brush them with your favorite sauce. Put them on the grill for just a few minutes on each side to let the sauce permeate the meat.
Method #3: Cook the ribs in the slow cooker. Cut the rack of ribs into sections of 3 or 4 ribs and lay them flat in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add 1/2 cup water or chicken stock. Cover the ribs with 2 thinly sliced cloves of garlic and 1 small sliced onion.
Cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until meat is tender and pulling away from the bone. Remove the ribs from the slow cooker and brush them with your favorite sauce. Place them on the grill for just a few minutes on each side to brown.
However you decide to celebrate this Labor Day – and however you decide to cook your ribs – all of us at your Columbia dentist office hope you enjoy a safe and fun Labor Day with family and friends! And don’t forget to brush!