Sarah’s Sticky Ribs
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Line baking pan with foil and spray with
cooking spray (to avoid a sticky mess later).
Combine all rub ingredients in a small
1 pound large noodles
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 cups milk, can use 2 percent
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
8 ounces white cheddar cheese
small block of fontina cheese,
red wax removed
4 ounces Gruyère cheese
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup panko crumbs
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
bowl and mix well;
generously rub over
both sides of ribs.
Place ribs on lined
baking sheet and
cook on each side
for 30 minutes.
After first hour,
reduce heat to 250˚F and cook for 2 more
hours; flipping the ribs over every hour.
Baste each side with BBQ sauce final 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes.
Cut ribs between bones with sharp knife to separate.
*Starting with the bone side up, slide a butter knife
just under the thin membrane. Grasp with a paper
towel and pull it off length of ribs.
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Spray baking dish with cooking spray.
Shred all cheese in food processor. Set aside.
Bring water to a boil for pasta. Add macaroni
and cook according to package directions,
about 5 to 6 minutes. Drain in colander and
return to stock pot.
Melt butter over medium heat in large sauce pan.
Add onion and sauté until soft. Stir in red pepper
flakes. Add flour and stir for 1 minute until
combined. Whisk in milk. Bring to a slight boil,
Add cream, Dijon, salt, pepper and all cheeses.
Remove pan from heat. Stir together until all
cheese is melted.
Combine about 3/4 cheese sauce to cooked
macaroni in stock pot. Mix well.
Pour into large baking dish.
Sprinkle 1 cup sharp cheddar on top.
Combine panko crumbs with melted butter
and sprinkle on top of macaroni. Bake for
25 minutes or until bubbly.