Just because the summer cookouts (or BBQ as they say on the west coast) are over doesn't mean you can't have the same foods this fall/winter. Ok, maybe not all season long. This is a dish we make once or twice a year.

I never made these when we lived on the west coast, but when we moved back to NC, we stayed with my dad for a short time. My dad was always preparing breakfast and dinner, so no one would have to worry about what to eat when they got up or stepped through the door after a long day at work. His tools of the trade are the grill, a smoker, oven, and crockpot. Believe me; he uses them all.

One day while there, he was preparing pork ribs for the oven. My dad asked if we have ever made ribs. I can't believe I answered NO! I immediately said, wait a minute, I have to write this down, and my dad said: "You don't have to write this down, it's easy, you can't mess them up."

So here is what he did:

Pop Pop's Ribs

  • Wash ribs (we had 3 racks of pork ribs; will serve about 6)
  • I like to mix up my own homemade seasoning to avoid MSG, and to reduce salt/sodium and sugar. If that is not a concern, the best seasoning for this dish is your Cavender's Greek Seasoning All Purpose Greek Seasoning.
  • Sliced Onions (optional)

Mix your own rub. No Sugar, No soda pop, or junk in this recipe.

My All Greek Seasoning:

  • basil
  • clove
  • cardamon
  • cinnamon
  • dill
  • garlic
  • nutmeg
  • onion powder
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • pepper
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • salt

Mix all spices and grind into a powder using your mortar & pestle

Season the ribs with your homemade rub. Apply with gloves or use back of a spoon to press spices into ribs
  • Wrap twice in aluminum foil
  • Place in fridge overnight

Note: you can skip overnight and cook same day if pressed for time. They are still tasty!!!

Wrap with aluminum foil. Fold the corners, you don't want any juices escaping.

  • On the next day, pop in the oven
  • Cook in the oven at 360 degrees for about 3 hours.

Fall off the bone and ready to eat! So simple, you can't mess them up. Sauce? That's not necessary.

Serve with garlic mash potatoes, pickled beets, deviled eggs, and garlic-stuffed olives and salad. The entire family loves the ribs and the sides paired with this dish. Assign every family member with a side dish to keep it simple. Remember to leave out lots of napkins, even ribs without the sauce are messy!

I am not an chef, herbalist or a doctor. Do your research! Be sure you and your family members are not allergic to any of these ingredients before using this recipe. All the items on this blog post were purchased with my own money and are not sponsored. Just products I love, that also make my life a little easier.