Monday, 16 November 2009

Stupid Sexy George Ribs

A summer or two ago, some friends of mine hosted a barbecue down in fonthill.  This was one of those events where worlds collide.  Friends from her workplace are thrown up against the friends from his workplace and a great, dramatic, tension-filled, social experiment ensues.  One of the co-workers from her workplace showed up with some gelled up hair, shades, and some attire that could be described as a shade or two above casual.  He was soon dubbed as Stupid Sexy George by the male half of the hosting couple.  This, of course, is a reference to the classic Stupid Sexy Flanders quote from Homer Simpson.  But besides a certain flair, Stupid Sexy George also brought some game-changing ribs to the party.  These things were ridiculously good.  And he happily shared the recipe. 

My friends have made them on a couple other occasions and they were consistently, fall-off-the-bone, fantastic.  Finally got around to trying them on my own a couple months ago and they were a big disappointment.  I had missed some steps and didn't leave them in the oven long enough.  But yesterday I made my second attempt at Stupid Sexy George Ribs and everything came together perfectly.  Now that I know I can do them, I'm happy to share the recipe with any other rib fans out there:

For two full racks of Stupid Sexy George Ribs
  1. Cut the rib rack into 3-rib portions
  2. Season the ribs with salt and pepper
  3. Slice 6 medium onions and 6 medium apples (mandolins are handy for this step)
  4. Cover the bottom of a casserole tray with some of the onions and apples
  5. Next layer of rib sections
  6. Top with another layer of apples and onions
  7. If you have a deep casserole dish continue with alternating layers or repeat in a second dish
  8. Cover dish with aluminum foil and place in 275 degree oven for 3 hours
  9. Check that rib meat is in fact fall off the bone tender, then remove rib sections from dish
  10. The onion apple mush can be disposed of
  11. Cover rib sections with favourite barbecue sauce
  12. Preheat barbecue grill to Medium
  13. Once heated, rub grill with oil-soaked paper towel to prevent sticking
  14. Grill rib sections around 5 minutes a side and serve!
Thanks Stupid Sexy George!


  1. yum. I confirm that they were delicious!

  2. I'm so glad they turned out this time, because they are ridiculously easy and it pained me to say so when your first attempt went awry. Although, I've never had mine measure up to those ribs from that fateful Fonthill evening.
    Stupid sexy George, indeed.

  3. I feel it is disservice to Andy if I don't properly attribute the Stupid Sexy George tag to him.

  4. Tried them out last night. Tasted pretty good but if anything, I feel less sexy. Maybe I ate too many

  5. I'm sure Mel appreciates the effort if not the aftermath.

  6. Super meal ,easy my kind of cooking