When we realized that our local grocery store wasn't butchering their meat anymore, we decided to shop around for a local place and found a pretty great deal at Mosely's Meats. For $99 we get 2 lbs ground sirloin, 1 whole fryer, 6 pork chops, 4 cubed steaks, 2 bacon wrapped sirloins, 1 pork roast, 1 beef roast, 1 lb bacon, 1 lb smoked sausage, and 1 slab baby back ribs.
I decided to use a dry rub and bake the ribs. Charles doesn't like BBQ sauce and we don't have a smoker so really baking with a dry rub was my only choice.
For the dry rub I combined:
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder
This made more than enough dry rub for the ribs. I had enough left over to put some on the pork roast before I put it in the crock pot... but thats another blogpost.
I mixed all the spices together and put a thick layer on the ribs and let them sit in the fridge for a couple or three hours.
For the braising liquid I combined:
1 cup tomato wine (because I have a friend that makes tomato wine)
2 Tbs white wine vinegar
2 Tbs worchestershire sauce
1 Tbs honey