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Monday, July 25, 2011

Bread in the Oven and Ribs on the Grill - Recipes

Hi Everyone,

It was finally my turn to use My Honey's Father's Day present - the new smoker/grill - and make dinner.  We have been having so much fun watching him use it, but today he sat back on the patio and watched me make dinner.

First I made that bread above and put it in the oven.  What you see is after the first rise when I put it in the oven for the second rise before baking.  My recipe for Rich Egg Bread is here.
And, here are the ribs.  Oh, these are good! 


Buy as many slabs of ribs as your grill will hold.  Wash, lightly salt, and wrap potatoes in aluminum foil to bake along side.

Mix olive oil and minced garlic, then generously brush onto both side of ribs.

Place ribs on grill slow and low for about three hours.  In the image above I had already moved the rack holding the coals up, but in our grill, the rack can be about 24" below the grilling rack for very slow even grilling.  The lower rack was in that low position for most of the grilling.

While grilling, I brushed the ribs every 15 minutes or so with my sauce.  Quick and easy recipe below is for at least 2 slabs, increase as necessary depending on how many you are grilling.

1 cup catsup
1/4 cup steak sauce (your choice of flavor)
2 T minced garlic
1 t black pepper
1/4 cup water (thins the grilling sauce so you can brush on regularly to create a glaze)

You'll note there is no salt. You can add a teaspoon of salt if you wish, but I feel we get enough in the steak sauce.

Another wonderful alternative is to use Montgomery Inn Barbeque Sauce, a Cincinnati native favorite.  I would have used that for grilling, but only had one bottle (hey, who used all the BBQ sauce?) so reserved that for serving at the table.  I'm sure I would be in trouble for that from Montgomery Inn Barbeque Sauce purists, but you do what you have to do.  ;)

The bread filled the house with good aromas...
...while the grill took care of the rest of the neighborhood.

Shortly before serving, I grilled mushrooms that had been generously brushed with olive oil and minced garlic.  Note how the glaze has built up on the ribs.  Oooooooh, yum!

I think My Honey is going to let me use his grill again!  *chuckles*




Cecilia Artista said...

I wish I had been there at your place! The bread and the meat looks delicious!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Cecilia,

I forgot to mention that we had salad and veggies, too. :)

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. I just love your photography on your blog.


Nedra said...

I can almost smell the delicious aromas from here.

Sherry said...

Oh how I love ribs on the grill. I have several bbq sauces and marinades that I use. This summer, it seems I keep going back to the recipe from the Neely's (from Food Network). Your bread makes me want to reach into my computer screen and cut off a chunk of it to eat!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lois, do you have any gluten free bread recipes? My dr. just put me on a gluten-free diet *sadface*

TexWisGirl said...

oh my word. a meal fit for a king and queen...

Amanda said...

That bread looks so yummy...and the ribs too!!!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

That was a wonderful meal. Looking at the pictures again makes me want to do it again for tonight.

Sorry, Ricki Jill, I don't have any gluten free bread recipes.

Sherry, I know I have lots of recipes here, too, plus the thousands available on the internet. I'm afraid I was more lazy that day and took out what I had in the fridge. It worked out quite well. I should branch out next time and use something more fancy. ;)

Thanks, everyone, for your very kind comments.


EG Wow said...

Wow! The bread turned out so well!

Leontien said...

Ohhh i love self made bread! And those ribs look like i need to come over and have dinner with you!!

And thank you for your sweet comment and i'm glad that you are drinking your milk! ;-)


bekahjane said...

I can almost smell the bread :)

Living Life said...

*drool* My mouth is watering for that delicious meal you cooked up! I am really liking that loaf pan you used. My hubby is all about cooking on a charcoal grill and I'm all about the convenience of propane. So, we got a combo grill this spring and we are loving it!

Judy said...

Now I'm hungry! Yum, they both look so good.

Elaine said...

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!

Montanagirl said...

Looks really delicious! We love ribs.