Nesco Baby Back Ribs

Nesco Baby Back Ribs fall off the bone, and have smoky, tangy flavor.
Nesco Baby Back Ribs

Nesco Baby Back Ribs

Barbecues Banned!

In an effort to clean up the air in Glendale, barbecues were banned. This doesn’t mean you don’t occasionally smell Kabob grilling in the neighborhood, we have a few really good Greek and Armenian restaurants, and there is the odd grandfather protectively guarding his kabob laden grill, who when challenged says “No English!” But, for the rest of us, sadly the days of my Weber Smokey Joe wafting its fragrance under noses, making mouths water, and stomachs growl, are over. So, what’s a girl to do?

Nesco to the Rescue

My Nesco oven has saved me for so many years. When the real oven went out, the Nesco was a ready. Thanksgiving and Christmas just don’t happen without the Nesco. Meatloaf? It has to be done in the Nesco to keep it as moist as possible without falling apart. Barbecue? Would the Nesco be able to do it? Yes!

 

 

Nesco Baby Back Ribs

Nesco Baby Back Ribs

Nesco Baby Back Ribs fall off the bone, and have smoky, tangy flavor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern United States
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 311kcal
Author: Adrienne Boswell

Ingredients

  • 1 package Baby back Pork Ribs

-- Rub --

  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked salt
  • 2 tablespoon Brown sugar

-- Steaming Liquid --

  • 1 cup Red wine
  • 2 Garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 Onion root and skin only
  • 1 quart Water

-- Sauce --

Instructions

  • Have ready the racks for an 18 quart Nesco. Remove the cooking well and pre-heat the Nesco base to 250.
  • Remove the ribs from their packaging, and rinse. Remove any extra skin or sinew.
  • Make the rub, set aside.
  • Put the bottom half of the Nesco rack in the cooking well with the sides pointing up. Pour the wine and water into the cookwell.
  • Do not remove the skins from the garlic, just chop it roughly and put it in the cooking well. Remove the skin, top and bottom from the onion. Put it in the cookwell, and use the rest of the onion for something else, like potato salad. Place the second rack on the first rack.
  • Generously put about three of four teaspoons of the rub on the bottom of the ribs, and rub it in, pressing lightly with your fingers. Turn it over and put it on the rack of the Nesco. Rub the remaining rub on to the top and sides of the ribs.[cap id="attachment_5574" align="aligncenter" width="576"]Nesco Baby Back Ribs just finished their rub[/cap]
    Nesco Baby Back Ribs
  • Put the cooking well into the base, and cover. Cook for 2 hours, or until the meat has separated from the bone.[cap id="attachment_5574" align="aligncenter" width="576"]Nesco Baby Back Ribs in the cookwell ready to cook[/cap]
    Nesco Baby Back Ribs
  • Have ready a baking sheet lined with foil. Carefully remove the ribs from the Nesco and place on the cooking sheet. Using a pastry brush, brush the ribs with your favorite barbecue sauce.
  • Place under the broiler at high heat, and broil until the top is bubbling.[cap id="attachment_5574" align="aligncenter" width="576"]Finished Nesco Baby Back Ribs[/cap]
    Nesco Baby Back Ribs

Notes

If you have the use of a barbecue, you could put the ribs on the barbecue instead of the broiler.
If you have another dry rub you like to use, please feel free. Taste the rub, and adjust ingredients until it is to your liking.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Nesco Baby Back Ribs
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 794mg35%
Potassium 392mg11%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Nesco Baby Back Ribs

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2 Responses to Nesco Baby Back Ribs

  1. Glenn says:

    5 stars

    We really liked the way the ribs turned out. We have an 18 quart, put a bunch of ribs in, roasted them with wine (some for the pot, some for me), and threw them on the grill to finish cooking. I gotta say not having to spend time hovering over the grill on a hot day was a real treat. That’s the great thing about the Nesco roaster. We have an outlet outside, so we put the Nesco outdoors, too. Great!

    • Adrienne Boswell says:

      Glenn, I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. I agree with you, Nesco roasters are wonderful. I took mine to the park and had chili in it on a cold day. Everyone stayed nice and warm.

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