Monday, April 18, 2011

BBQ rib tips and Loaded baked potatoes

I sent my husband to the store and told him to pick up some meat that looked good.  Well now.. he came home with the biggest package of pork rib tips that I have seen.. I was like whoa momma... that's alot of meat and he was like you know with our family we'll eat it... since I am dieting I told him that is what I am afraid of LOL.... so I made BBQ rib tips... love some BBQ ribs and cooked them in the oven since it has been snowing the last 2 days now so no standing outside grilling :(... on a side note.....yuck it's April in Michigan come on spring....NO MORE SNOW!!! 
Anyway I make homemade sauce but you can definately jazz up store bought, or just use store bought it's up to you... And the loaded baked potatoes.... can you say yummmmm... when the ribs are baking I just cook these right alongside no extra work who doesn't love that:)  Put what toppings you like.. this is just the start... enjoy

BBQ Rib tips

I large family size package of pork ribs (can use tips, or full ribs)
seasonings of your choice ( I used no salt garlic & herb, Mrs. Dash, garlic & onion powder, & seasoned salt & pepper)

BBQ sauce
2 cups ketchup
2 T. mustard
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 T. vinegar
1 T. worchester sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
seasonings ( cumin, chili powder, paprika, dash of cinnamon, dash of red pepper flakes, pinch of cayenne)
1 T. orange marmelade
1 T. honey
1 T. molasses
splash of hot sauce

(Whisk all ingredients together and let set after you get the ribs into the oven).  I save 2-3 tablespoonfuls to serve to add to the ribs at the table but this is just optional.

Turn oven to 350.  Place heavy duty foil on a big baking sheet.  Place ribs so they are not touching on the baking sheet.  Season all sides of the ribs and place into oven and bake for around 1 hour turning 1/2 way thru.  After an hour brush ribs on both sides with BBQ sauce. Turn oven down to 300. Cook for an additonal 15-30 minutes or until done and bubbly.  (**NOTE ...When you get ribs into the oven make potatoes and place into the oven immediately.

Loaded Baked Potatoes

Idaho Potatoes  (use however many you will need to feed your family :)
Toppings of your choice ( I used)
Butter, sour cream, thinly sliced green onions, bacon bits, and shredded co-jack cheese
salt & pepper

Scrub clean the potatoes with a vegetable brush.  Poke potatoes with a fork on both sides.  Wrap each potato in foil. Place in oven with ribs and cook alongside until fork tender.  Take out and unwrap each potato.  Split open and fluff with fork.  Butter and season potato.  Top with cheese, green onion, bacon bits and with sour cream.  Enjoy


  1. Oh Joelle, you are killing me....I can't eat baked potatoes (no starch diet). Stuffed baked potatoes are a love of mine. I also love BBQ ribs, but only eaten once. For some reason I can't eat them left-over (strange, I know). Your BBQ sauce sounds out of this world delicious.

  2. Orange Marmalade in BBQ sauce. Oh..Hells..YES!!!

    I think we should organize a campaign of Potato Terror against Angie. You recipe is very close to my "Seriously Mashed Potatoes" recipe except I have just about everything bu the kitchen sink in mine....and I top mine with Smoked Gravy.

  3. sounds awesome Rob..... I am still drooling over your crab cakes with eggs & hollendaise sauce ...and chocolate vodka (not together of course....) making that dish for easter weekend and picking up some chocolate vodka never knows when one would need a little chocolate....LOL

  4. and BTW we love Angie so we can't have any Terror going on.... my dad always said NO fighting on the holidays.... LOL can you tell me and my sister fought as kids.... we love each other loads now though....Happy Easter everyone :)

  5. I am choosing my weapons wisely....but I'm going to stick with your dad's advice. Happy Easter to you too.

  6. YOWZA!!! I could certainly load up on a fantastic meal like this one. YUM-OOOOOOOO!