Baby back ribs are still a big deal.
They are a very popular dish at restaurants and a staple of the Thanksgiving buffet.
I was fortunate enough to attend one of the first baby back rib dinners, hosted by a local restaurant, back in 2014.
The dinner was held in my hometown of Pittsburgh.
This was my first time attending a baby back Rib Dinner and I loved every second of it.
It was a great way to connect with local chefs, learn about the food and how to prepare it for our guests.
As we all know, the baby back is a staple on Thanksgiving and I love that.
Now that I’m a mom, I’m thrilled to see baby back recipes popping up on the blog.
For example, my husband and I had some time to cook up some baby back turkey ribs and I thought I’d share them here with you.
You can use whatever meat you have on hand and I used ground turkey.
If you can find smoked salmon, you can substitute it for the ground turkey, but I didn’t have it on hand.
I didn, so I substituted with bacon.
I like to use whole grain ground turkey because it’s really, really easy to work with.
I use my own bacon for the marinade and I also marinate the meat and cook it on the grill.
The turkey, however, is what makes this dish so good.
It’s really moist and tender, and it’s juicy.
There’s a bit of fat in this dish but it’s not overly greasy and that’s a big plus for me.
You don’t want to over cook the meat but you do want to reduce the cooking time.
After the marinating process is done, I take it out of the marinated marinaded turkey and place it in a pan over medium heat.
Next, add a little olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and saute the onions, garlic and spices until soft.
Add the chopped green beans, tomatoes, and potatoes and toss with the turkey, cover the pan and cook on low heat until the sauce thickens and starts to bubble, about 5-7 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Once the sauce has cooled, add the sliced and diced baby back and toss.
While the sauce is simmering, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. To make the marination, combine the marinate ingredients and place them in a bowl with the baby backs.
Melt a little butter and add the baby hearts.
Bring the marini to a boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
When the marinis are done, remove from heat.
Meal Prep: You can skip this step if you’re feeling fancy.
You can use anything that will keep the marina in good condition for at least a day.
To make the recipe, you will need: 1 pound baby back