Sunday Supper: Labor Day Recipes-Barbecue Ribs and Sweet Corn Succotash

Labor Day is just around the corner and a  weekend full of barbecue have always been a staple in this household. Give us a reason to grill meat and we will give you a reason to celebrate. This Labor Day we have fall off the bone ribs with a Sweet corn succotash. I may even whip up some corn bread for fun and sweet apple pie for dessert. Don’t dare me.

What you will need

as many racks of baby back ribs as you can handle

a nice spicy BBQ sauce such as Woody’s. YUM.

For the Rub

salt & pepper

onion powder

garlic powder


chili powder

red pepper flakes

brown sugar

For the Succotash


red onions (dice)

red pepper (dice)

butter (dice)

portobella mushroom (dice)

serrano pepper (mince)

garlic clove (mince)

Wine Pairing: Syrah

What to Do

To get a fall off the bone rib, you will need to cook them at a very low heat for a minimum of four hours. If you can slow roast them for 6-8, you will be in business. So with that being said, get cookin’.

Create your rub by combining equal parts of the above spices (to taste) and spreading equally over both sides of the rack. wrap in foil and place on a baking sheet. Put in the oven at 275 degrees. In the last 15- 20 minutes of your cook time, remove foil and brush on BBQ sauce. Close oven and let ribs cook for remaining time uncovered.

While the ribs are finishing up, in a large sauce pan, cook a piece of bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside. On medium high heat, add the corn, red bell peppers, and red onion to the bacon grease cook until the corn is soft. Approximately 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and saute the vegetables for about 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the minced Serrano pepper and garlic. Stir for a minute or two. Add the portobella mushroom and cook for another 7 minutes. Turn the heat off and add the chopped up bacon. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your amazing, to die for ribs and you will be the hit of the party. Literally.

Happy Labor Day from our pad to yours.


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