Monday, May 26, 2014

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Farmland/Smithfield, 
but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #ReadySetRibs

Happy Memorial Day, Yummies!
What does this holiday mean to you?
It means patriotism; remembering the hard-working men and women who have served our country proudly.
It means family.
It means friends.
It means fun in the sun.
It means BBQ.
It means beer.
It means ribs.

Ribs! What could be more American? Well, how about getting some delicious Farmland/Smithfield Baby Back Ribs from America's favorite superstore, WalMart. But before you shop, be sure to check for some wonderful savings opportunities. Click here to view current Farmland Ribs coupons, while supplies last.

Once you've got your coupons swing on over to for some primo grilling tips from their BBQ Pitmasters. You'll learn how to create succulent, juicy, fall-of-bone-ribs from award-winning recipes that so simple, you can easily make them at home.

Believe it or not, Yummies. I have a little rib-grilling secret of my own. I've grilled ribs before, over propane powered grills, but, for me, there is just no substitute for cooking my Farmland Baby Back Ribs low and slow, buried in hot coals either in the ground or on a charcoal grill.

Unfortunately, rain and wind prevented us from cooking our ribs in hot coals outside as planned. Therefore, I had to improvise! The oven would have to do.

I'm not exaggerating when I say that cooking these ribs in my oven made them just as delicious, juicy and tender as they would have been after 6 hours buried beneath hot coals.

I prepped the meat the same way I would have if they were going into the coals. I rubbed them down in one of my favorite spice mixes and wrapped them in four layers of foil.

Here we go, Yummies.
Let's make some ribs…

1 rack of Farmland Baby Back Ribs
3 tbsp red chile powder
2 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp Habanero powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

For the butter

1 stick of unsalted butter
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
1/2 lime juiced
1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 260 degrees.
  2. Remove your ribs from the packaging in a sink and wash the excess blood off of them.
  3. Pat the ribs dry and remove any excess moisture from the outside of the ribs.
  4. In a small bowl mix together the red chile powder, cumin, Habanero powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  5. Set the washed ribs onto a layer of foil.
  6. Sprinkle half of the spice mix over the top of the ribs, then massage it into the meat.
  7. Flip the ribs over and sprinkle the other half of the spices over the bottom of the ribs and massage into the meat.
  8. Wrap the foil around the meat, then pull out another sheet of foil and wrap it around the top of the meat.
  9. Repeat this process, wrapping both the top and bottom of the ribs until the ribs are wrapped tightly in 4 layers of foil.
  10. Lay the ribs flat on a baking sheet and cook for 3 hours.
  11. After three hours flip the ribs over and cook for another 3 hours.
  12. When you finally check on the ribs, you should cut through the foil and use a fork to test the top middle rib. The meat should easily flake away from the bone.
  13. Allow the ribs to sit in the foil for 20-30 minutes so they re-absorb their juices before serving.
  14. While the ribs are sitting make your cilantro lime butter.
  15. Use room-temperature butter.
  16. Cut the cilantro finely into small pieces and squeeze the lime juice over it.
  17. Add the butter to the cilantro and lime juice then sprinkle in the salt.
  18. Stir together with a fork and serve in the center of your serving platter.
  19. Remove the ribs from the foil and cut into individual servings on a bed of cilantro, arranged around the butter.

Although Mother Nature rained on our BBQ plans, we were still able to make a magnificent rib dinner, full of spicy, Southwest flavors. Indoors, outdoors, it doesn't matter how you celebrate this Memorial Day, be sure to do it with fun, flavor, family and friends.

Cheers, Yummies!

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Farmland/Smithfield, 
but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #ReadySetRibs

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  1. What a ridiculously great rib recipe. So happening this summer!!

    1. Thanks Matt! Your popsicles would make an excellent dessert. They'd help take the heat off! LOL :)

  2. I'm DYING to try these!!!! Thank you SO much for sharing! Also, I love your site!