I'm a really good cook. I enjoy cooking and look forward to preparing meals. I am not into baking, but occasionally I will spend a day in the kitchen and end up with a large platter of goodies.
Last night I made our favorite summer meal: country style ribs, red potatoes, and asparagus. This is a "gimme" dinner for us now. It's always soooo good!!! This is also a great camping meal, because you can prepare everything ahead of time, and just throw everything down on the grill when you are ready to eat. (We always make extra taters so there are some left over to warm up for breakfast.)
SO... I thought I would share the recipes (they are SO easy) and spread some culinary joy around the 'net.
3-5 lbs. country style ribs
2 cans beef broth
1 clove garlic
your favorite bbq sauce
**we prefer either bullseye or essensia deep south hickory
red potatoes (4 large, or about a dozen baby)
italian seasoning (or fresh herbs if you have 'em)
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
Pour one can of beef broth into a large stock pan. Add the ribs, bay leaf, and pressed garlic clove (if you don't have a garlic press, then finely chop it). Pour in the second can of beef broth and 6 cups of water. Bring to a low boil. Boil for about 45 minutes. Use tongs to "rearrange" the ribs periodically so they cook evenly.
Wash your vegies. If you are using larger red potatoes, cut into about 1 inch pieces. Place in bowl with about 1/2 cup water, cover and cook in the microwave for 6 minutes. Steam the asparagus for about 10 minutes (so it is still slightly crisp).
Drain potatoes and return to bowl. Drizzle with about 2T olive oil. Sprinkle with italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. If you wish you can add a clove of pressed garlic to the mixture as well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss the potatoes until they are covered evenly with the oil and seasonings.
Heat grill to medium. Brush your favorite BBQ sauce onto the ribs to taste (I like mine pretty saucy). Add ribs to grill. After 5 min turn the ribs over, brush on more sauce if desired, and add potatoes to grill. (Reserve the olive oil mixture that is at the bottom of the bowl.) After another 5 min turn the ribs again, brush on more sauce if desired, turn the potatoes, and add asparagus to grill. Brush the asparagus with the leftover olive oil mixture, turn and brush onto the other side. Let all cook for about 5-10 minutes.
Serve, eat and enjoy!