What's the best way to cook fall-off-the-bone baby-back ribs

  • What's the best way to cook fall-off-the-bone baby-back ribs?

  • Brettski

    Brettski Correct answer

    10 years ago

    I rarely ever recommend boiling the heck out of meat. You are washing away all of the flavor. Remember water is a solvent and remove everything from the meat if it is left to boil long enough. For the most tender ribs I would recommend a braise. The slow, low, moist cooking of a braise is perfect for breaking down connective tissue in the ribs without drying them out or washing away natural flavor. Even in smokers I haven't had great luck with baby back ribs as they have a tendency to dry out.

    Here is a easy to follow braise for ribs by Alton Brown video, 1, 2. It's a decent place to start and work on your preferred methods from there.

    Please avoid boiling your meats, you will be so happy with other methods, even if they do take a bit longer.

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