Baby Back Rib Sliders | Recipeish | Gustus Vitae

Yield: 12 Sliders.
Time Estimate: 7 Hours, including 6 unattended.
Storage Notes: Best if enjoyed immediately.
Difficulty: Easy.

We love sliders. We love ribs. And finally, just as it was foretold by the Spice Girls in that timeless classic '2 Become 1', it happened. 
This is a perfect almost-summer snack food - pop it in the sous vide in the morning, and you've got yourself a delicious mid-day bite for a group, or lunch for 2 to 4. 


  • Bring a sous vide bath up to 180F.
  • Remove the membrane from the back of both racks, and rub both sides well with 1 tin of This Thing of Ours seasoning.
  • Vacuum seal, and pop in the bath for 6 hours.
  • Rinse and dice cabbage, peel and grate carrots, and reserve.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ketchup, Crystallized Honey Cane Sugar, 1/2 tin of This Thing of Ours seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce, and mix well to combine. Cover, and refrigerate.
  • At the 5:30 mark, preheat the oven to 500F.
  • Remove ribs from sous vide, and drain the liquor into a large mixing bowl.
  • Pace ribs on a baking sheet, and bake for 5 minutes for a bit of crispiness on the outside crust, before removing and allowing to cool slightly. 
  • In a microwave, melt butter. Slice rolls in half, buttering each side with 2/3rds of the melted butter, and bake for about 3 minutes, or until just starting to brown. Remove and reserve.
  • In the mixing bowl with liquor, fold in mayo, cabbage, carrots, and This Thing of Ours: Part II.
  • Place ribs in another large bowl, and slide out bones - they should come out clean.
  • Add half of your homemade BBQ sauce, and using two forks, pull apart ribs into a consistency just a bit more cohesive than pulled pork.
  • Layer the bottom half of the rolls with coleslaw, top with pork, and drizzle remaining BBQ sauce over everything, before adding some thinly slices of pickle.
  • Crown sliders, and brush tops with remaining butter, before generously sprinkling with Everything Brooklyn Bagel seasoning.
  • Serve with some ice cold beverages of your choice, and devour.