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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Stuffed Baby Back Ribs

My family went home yesterday.  It was a wonderful visit!  It's difficult living so far apart from each other, especially now that I have grandbabies.  They change so much from one visit to the next.  And my son-in-law is truly like a son to me.  My beautiful daughter has done well for herself!

Now that they have gone home, it's too quiet around here.  And, quite frankly, I needed a little comfort food.  Not sweets, not snacks... something nourishing to my soul as well as my body.  I started the day with a fruit smoothie and ended it with a truly comforting meal:  stuffed baby back ribs.  Ann (of Thibeault's Table) has made these several times, and her photos of this dish are really mouthwatering.  This is a new dish to me, but it tasted like "home"!  It was warm and comforting and delicious.  Thanks, Ann - this was exactly what I needed!

Stuffed Baby Back Ribs

Traditional bread stuffing (Onions, celery, sage, parsley, chicken broth, salt, pepper...Good with a cornbread stuffing too.)
2 racks of ribs or one cut in half
1 garlic clove
olive oil
extra garlic cloves

Rub ribs with garlic and season with salt and pepper.

Spread stuffing over one of the racks and top with the second one.  Tie together using butcher twine or silicone ties.   Place in shallow roasting pan, rub or drizzle with a little olive oil, toss in a few peeled and cracked garlic cloves, cover and roast in a 375°F oven until tender.  Remove cover for the last 30 minutes to allow the meat to brown.

Use the pan drippings to make a light sauce/gravy.

Source:  Thibeault's Table


La Table De Nana said...

I bet you had a great time..I am happy for you:) Ann's ribs have always looked lip smacking good to me also..Thanks for the thumbs up..what an honor!

Martha said...

The ribs look wonderful. Growing up not all ribs were BBQ'd -- Mom often fixed them with sauerkraut. I'll have to try this -- looks yummy!

Dragana said...

This looks amazing! What a great idea to stuff the ribs!

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

I'll have to try these - they look very good. Happy 2010!

2 Stews said...

Glad you had a great visit with the family over Christmas. I'm sure they enjoyed their time with you as well. Memories, ah, sweet memories!

I've never made these ribs, but comfort food they are, especially with the mashed potatoes!

Happy New Year, Lori!


Thibeault's Table said...

Lori, your dinner looks perfect. I'm glad you gave my stuffed ribs a try. I think of them as comfort food too.

Happy New Year.

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**Happy New Year.**

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Linda said...

Girl I have drooled over Ann's and am drooling over yours as well...I think i am going to make these in the next few days...goodness I would not mind some right now...yummmy...

I know your must be missing the babies...hugs to you!

Cathy said...

It is so difficult when family leaves and you know it will be awhile until you see them again. Comfort food helps a little bit and these stuffed ribs look like they would do the trick.

Happy New Year, Lori.

The Fajdich Times said...

Your ribs looks fabulous! I have never seen them done like this.....a must try recipe! Happy Holidays:)

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