"How to Create Legendary Ribs" by Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse

"How to Create Legendary Ribs!!"


Start With The Right Product


At Texas Roadhouse we use only American grown product.  USDA #1 inspected fresh domestic Pork Loin Back Ribs.  Starting with the right product will give you a Legendary result.


Scoring the Ribs for Legendary Tenderness

·        With a serrated knife, score the backside of each Rib by running the knife down the rib in a diagonal pattern cutting and separating the membrane on the backside of the bone.

·        Score from end-to-end, the long way several times as well.

·        Note:  Be careful when scoring the ribs as to not cut too deeply causing the Ribs to break apart when cooking.

Seasoning, Panning And Cooking

·        In a deep baking pan, add water and some type of Liquid Smoke. 

·        Mix well. 

·        Take Ribs, use a shaker and thoroughly coat each Rib with seasoning until thoroughly coated. It may be necessary to rub seasoning onto bare spots only.

·        Place Ribs in the pan  -- alternating  -- bone side / meat side / bone side    -- with bone side against the pan.  


·        Cover full pan tightly with plastic wrap, making sure that pan is sealed. 

·        Cover again tightly with foil. 

·        The pan must be tightly sealed to maintain the moisture of the Ribs.


·        Place pans in 250° F oven and bake slowly until done, approximately five hours.

·        Ribs are fully cooked when the bone in the center pulls freely from the meat.  At this point, remove from the oven. 

·        Drain pans of liquid.


·        Allow Ribs to cool slightly before starting this process.

·        Warm Bacon Grease to in oven.

·        Fully submerge a single full Rib rack into warmed Bacon Grease.

·        Lift the Ribs out of the Bacon Grease.

·        Allow the excess Bacon Grease to drain.

·        Place the rack of ribs onto a sheet of plastic.

·        Fold the plastic wrap over the rack of ribs to seal.

·        Place vertically into a full pan.




·        Pick your favorite BBQ sauce for re-heating and basting the Ribs.

·        Pre-heat grill.

·        Brush and season the grill before use.

·        Unwrap product, placing the Rack of Ribs vertically, with the underside down to the grates. 

·        Heat until sizzling hot. 

·        Turn Ribs over and baste the underside of the Ribs, and heat until sizzling hot.   

·        Turn the product over again for 1 minute, caramelizing the underside. 

·        Baste the top. 

·        Turn the product over again, caramelizing the top for 1 min. 

·        Turn product over one last time and baste with a final coat.

·        Serve to your guests and accept their complements graciously!!!


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