What do you do when it’s 100 degrees outside and you don’t want to use the grill? Stay in doors of course! Cooking at 200 degrees keeps the heat out of your house, and then you get ribs that just fall off the bone. And what goes better with ribs than potatoes. I made rosemary sweet potatoes with my ribs last night.
Sweet potatoes are my favorite because they are not as sweet at yams. And sweet potatoes stand up well in the over for a longer period of time because they are harder than yams or regular potatoes. I added a little chili olive oil in addition to the fresh rosemary just to experiment, and it tasted really good. Usually I will add cayenne pepper to my dry rub, but I skipped it this time since I added some chili olive oil. I didn’t want the potatoes to be overpowered by the heat.
My husband was pleasantly surprised when he got home from work and ribs were waiting for him. Ribs are definitely one of his favorites. The best thing about slow cooked ribs is that the meat just falls off the bone. And as ribs go, pork ribs are the best!
|Prep Time||15 Minutes|
|Cook Time||4 Hourse|
- 1 rack Baby Back Pork Ribs
- 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 2 teaspoons Sea Salt 1 teaspoon for ribs; 1 teaspoon for potatoes
- 2-3 teaspoons Chitpotle Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons Black Pepper 1 teaspoon for ribs; 1 teaspoon for potatoes
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Lowery's Salt Optional
- 4 Sweet Potatoes
- 1 sprig Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons Chili Olive Oil Optional
- 1-2 tablespoons Regular Olive Oil You can just use regular olive oil if you want
- 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
- Preheat oven to 200.
- Take the ribs out of the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Place ribs on a cooking sheet.
- Mix the sea salt, black pepper, chitpotle pepper, brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, Lowery's salt, and brown sugar in a bowl and mix well.
- Rub the mixed spices on both sides and then make sure the bone side is face down when you cook the ribs.
- Cut the sweet potatoes in cubes and place in a bowl.
- Mix the olive oils, freshly chopped rosemary and salt and pepper.
- Place the potatoes on the cooking sheet with the ribs and place in oven. The ribs should take approximately 4 hours. The last hour baste some BBQ sauce on the ribs. Note that the potatoes may be done sooner than the ribs, so make sure you are checking in on the ribs and potatoes every hour.