Blackened Ribs with Caramelized Carrots
Blackened Ribs with Caramelized Carrots is a ridiculously delicious and easy to make dinner recipe. The black and orange color scheme makes it perfect for a fall/ Halloween dinner, but you're going to want to make them again all winter long.
Bring on the season of everything roasted in the oven! Yes, I'm looking at you deliciously blackened ribs with the tastiest caramelized carrots all cooked together on ONE PAN for a super simple, no fuss dinner.
Life seriously doesn't get any better than this.
And if you're having a Halloween get together next week, the whole orange and black color scheme would be totally on point. If you need more spooky dinner party inspiration, check out a post we put together called The 15 Best Healthy Halloween Dinners.
But promise me that these fall off the bone tender blackened ribs will be on your menu. You can thank me after your first bite. ♡
Why you need to make oven baked blackened ribs stat:
- The blackening spice rub is super easy to make and adds the perfect flavor to the ribs. Think smoked paprika, onion, garlic, and cayenne. It's delicious.
- Blackened ribs are crazy easy to make. Simply sprinkle some spices on the ribs and put them in the oven. Two hours later you can waltz into the kitchen and pretend like you've slaved all day making dinner. I won't tell anyone the truth.
- They are fall off the bone tender.
- Roasted carrots, with a little honey drizzled over the top, turn these ribs into a meal.
In other words, they're the perfect fall dinner recipe.
We've been on a bit of a ribs kick around here lately. Once I figured out that oven baked ribs are every bit as delicious as those cooked on a BBQ, they're all I want to make.
Now I know there are plenty of people who don't put fatty cuts of meat in the healthy food category, and this is a blog that focuses on healthy recipes. But here's my thought: we humans have been eating all cuts of meat for a couple hundred thousand years so they can't be that bad for us. Luckily for us, there's more and more research coming out that says I'm right. (Or more specifically, that saturated fats aren't bad for us. I don't think any research has ever claimed that I'm right. Ha!) I'll leave you and Google to cozy up for a few hours of reading to come to your own conclusions but in the meantime …
Let's eat all the blackened ribs!
There's something so seriously carnivore about tearing meat off a rib bone with your teeth, and I love it. As a reformed vegetarian, it makes me happier than it probably should.
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- Oven Baked Ribs with Potatoes and Green Beans
- Sticky Paleo Ribs with Chocolate BBQ Sauce
- Grilled Pork Ribs with Ponzu Sauce
- Dark Chocolate and Stout Braised Short Ribs
- Dry Rub for Ribs
Blackened Ribs with Caramelized Carrots
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- 1 rack pork back ribs
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon EACH: onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, and sea salt
- ¼ – ½ teaspoon cayenne powder, depending on how spicy you like it
- 2 lb carrots, cut into quarters
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Turn your oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the ribs on top.1 rack pork back ribs
- In a small bowl, mix the smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, sea salt, and cayenne powder.2 teaspoons smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon EACH: onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, and sea salt, ¼ – ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
- Sprinkle the spices over both sides of the ribs and rub them into the meat. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil and put it in your oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
- Toss the carrots with the oil and add them to the baking sheet. Return the baking sheet to the oven uncovered for 15 minutes.2 lb carrots, 1 teaspoon oil
- Drizzle the honey over the carrots and ribs and broil for 5 minutes.2 tablespoons honey