Fall Off The Bone Ribs w/Blueberry BBQ Sauce

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I love me some ribs. I love fall off the bone ribs, sticky ribs, ribs with crispy skin, pretty much any kind of rib is an awesome treat for dinner once in a blue moon. I usually only buy them when they are cheap, because usually they cost by the pound, and unless I can get it under $2 a pound I will not buy, simply because it is too expensive. Nonetheless I decided to buy some, and came up with my own recipe and it worked for our dinner party and it was the star of the show that everyone was raving about!

Ingredients

  1. Ribs (can be pork or beef)
  2. Coarse kosher salt
  3. Fresh ground black pepper
  4. Sage (dry)
  5. Cocoa powder
  6. Brown sugar
  7. Garlic cloves
  8. Scallions
  9. Red wine
  10. Chicken or Beef Stock
  11. Soy sauce
  12. White Vinegar
  13. Blueberries
  14. Rice Wine Vinegar
  15. Peach Cranberry juice
  16. Cinnamon
  17. Bay Leaf

Method for Ribs

  1. Score both sides of the meat and sprinkle all over salt, pepper, sage and cocoa powder and scallions
  2. Put the heat on the stove to high.
  3. Use a roasting pan and add a few tablespoons of olive oil
  4. Lay ribs with fat side down so the fat will caramelize and render to add flavorIMG_9265
  5. After the fat has rendered flip over to the other side and add about a cup of red wine so it will braise the meat. Once the wine has cooked out add enough stock to have at least one inch worth of liquid in the pan, and add the cloves of garlic whole.
  6. Put the pan in the oven at 350 degrees for 2 hours

After two hours, they should look somewhat like this:

Method for Blueberry BBQ Sauce

When 90 minutes has reached with the ribs, start prepping the BBQ sauce. It should take no more than 30 minutes to prep, and cook.

  1. 1 1/2 cup of blueberries and add to blenderIMG_9266
  2. 1 cup of sugar
  3. half cup of white vinegar
  4. half cup of peach cranberry juice (or you could use apple juice or a full cup of apple cider vinegar)
  5. Blend until almost smoothIMG_9267
  6. In a deep sauce pan on medium high heat bring sauce/juice to a boil
  7. Once it has boiled it needs to simmer for 15 minutesIMG_9270
  8. Add one or two cinnamon sticks (I used a tablespoon of cinnamon)
  9. Add 2 bay leaves
  10. Once 15 minutes has been met and the liquid can coat the back of a spoon, strain through a fine strainer into a cup and let it sit so it can cool and become a little bit thick

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