If your customers are opting for backyard burgers instead of coming into your restaurant, Chef Marcus recommends cooking up a dish they can't easily make on their own, like his St. Louis-style ribs! These BBQ ribs have all the smokey flavor your guests crave in summer! Go traditional by slathering your ribs in a spicy bbq sauce, then pair it with slow-cooked baked beans and a roll. Or, think outside of the box and show us how you made this classic dish your own! Just be sure to tag us on Instagram @SyscoAtlanta when you make it!
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4 to 5 pounds St. Louis ribs
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 cup spice rub
1 cup barbecue sauce
2 teaspoons liquid smoke (optional)
- Prepare the baking sheet: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a cooling rack on top. Lay the ribs on top of the rack in a single layer. This arrangement allows for heat circulations on all sides of the ribs.
- Season the ribs: Mix the mustard and the liquid smoke, or your own seasoning sauce, and brush the ribs on both sides. Sprinkle the ribs with the dry rub and pat gently to make sure the rub adheres to the rib meat. Note: This step can be done the day ahead for a deeper flavor. Wrap the seasoned ribs in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Broil the ribs: Heat the broiler and place an oven rack a few inches below the heating element. Make sure the meaty side of the ribs is facing up. Broil the ribs for about 5 minutes, until the sugar in the dry rub is bubbling and the ribs are evenly browned.
- Bake the ribs: Set the oven to 300°F. Move the ribs to an oven rack in the middle of the oven. Roast for 2 1/2 to 3 hours for spare ribs or 1 1/2 to 2 hours for baby back ribs. Halfway through cooking, cover the ribs with aluminum foil to protect them from drying out.
- Brush with barbecue sauce: About 30 minutes before the end of cooking, brush the ribs with barbecue sauce, re-cover with foil, and finish cooking.
- Rest the ribs and serve: The ribs are done when a knife slides easily into the thickest part of the rib meat. Let them rest, covered, for about 10 minutes, and then cut between the bones to separate the individual ribs. Serve immediately with extra barbecue sauce for dipping.