Sunday, January 26, 2014

BBQ Ribs

Every year, when the Super Bowl comes around, I find myself making BBQ Ribs. I much prefer a rib dinner, over a bunch of snacks and dips. Besides, aren't BBQ Ribs the ultimate party food?

In an earlier post, we learned How to Prep BBQ Ribs. Click the link for the steps involved for prepping the ribs. The ribs have marinaded, and are ready to cook.

The ribs will cook, low and slow; at 300 degrees, for 2 to 3 hours.

The meat will be fork tender, but not to the point of falling off the bone. We are done with the oven. Now is the time to go fire up the grill, as we are going to render the remaining fat, out on the grill. 

I talked about the rib tips, on my post How to Prep BBQ Ribs. Now is the time I slice the tips. Then give everything a nice coating, of your favorite BBQ sauce.

Finish cooking the ribs on the grill. I place the ribs, on the rack, then cover with the lid. Let the ribs sit 5 minutes, or so, to develop grill marks. Flip the meat, and cover again.

I like to slice the ribs, but you can serve them on the rack. Again, the ribs are tender, but not falling, sloppily off the bone. These are perfectly cooked ribs.

Serve with your favorite sides, and enjoy the game! 


1 Whole rack Pork Spare Ribs

4 Tablespoons salt
4 Tablespoons black pepper
4 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
4 Tablespoons paprika
1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper

Your favorite: I like Sweet Baby Ray's, Bulls Eye or KC Masterpiece

See my previous post (How to Prep BBQ Ribs)

Sprinkle dry rub seasoning, liberally, over both sides of prepared ribs. Place ribs in a large bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let ribs marinate for 4 hours, up to overnight. When ready to bake, wrap ribs in tin foil; then place on a baking tray. Bake at 300, for 2 to 3 hours; until ribs are fork tender. Remove ribs from oven, and transfer to a cutting board. Trim ribs, of rib tips. Coat with your favorite BBQ sauce. Finish cooking on the bbq grill. Place meat on a hot grill, then cover. Let ribs cook 5 to 7 minutes, until grill marks develop. Turn meat and grill the other side. Return ribs to the cutting board, and cut, between the bones, or serve rack style. 

* if you don't want to finish the ribs on the grill, you can finish the bbq glaze, using the broiler setting, of the oven. 

Turn oven setting to broil. Return ribs to broiling position in the oven. Keep a continual eye on the ribs, as it is easy to burn food, using the broiler. Keep turning the ribs, and applying more BBQ sauce, until you build a glaze of sauce. 

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