If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to cook pork ribs, then this BBQ Ribs Recipe is perfect! All you need is basic ingredients and a smoker or barbecue grill to complete the process. The key to great BBQ ribs is to cook them slowly over indirect heat, giving them that amazing smoky flavor. Once they’re done, enjoy them with your favorite BBQ sauce or roasted in their juices.
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Recipe for BBQ Sauce and Rub
Creating a sweet, smoky sauce and a flavorful dry rub is essential for delicious BBQ pork ribs. Here are the recipes for both the sauce and the rub:
BBQ Sauce Ingredients
- 2 cups catsup
- 1 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
BBQ Sauce Instructions
In a nonstick saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients and heat until all of the ingredients are dissolved. Refrigerate the product in a clean, plastic catsup bottle.
Dry Rub Ingredients
- 1/2 cup table salt
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon nutmeg
Dry Rub Instructions
Combine all the dry rub ingredients and store in a plastic soda pop bottle with a lid.
Cooking BBQ Pork Spare Ribs
With your BBQ sauce and dry rub ready, it’s time to cook your ribs to perfection using a smoker or barbecue grill.
Preheat the Smoker
Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees. Walnut, cherry, or other nut-bearing woods work well for pork, but other hardwoods may be used.
Prepare the Ribs
While the smoker is warming, remove the paper-thin membrane from the bone side of the ribs. To do this, ‘scratch’ your fingernail against a rib bone until the membrane starts peeling off. When partially removed, grab the membrane with your fingers and pull off as much as possible.
Cook the Ribs
Place slabs in a cooking grate with the bones down. Close the lid and keep it closed. Monitor smoker temperature and add wood as needed. Every hour, rotate slabs. Move the slab from the hottest side of the smoker to the opposite side and slide all other slabs over a notch. Total smoking time will be 4 hours.
Add Sauce and Rub
After three hours and 20 minutes, slather each slab with sauce (use a food-safe brush or knife) and sprinkle a liberal rub. Repeat this 20 minutes later. Remember, some heat will escape when you open the smoker lid. Be sure to monitor the smoker’s temperature carefully during this final hour.
One Recipe for Two Types of Pork Ribs
This recipe is suitable for both baby back and spare ribs. After making this recipe a few times, you may adjust the amount of sauce and rub to suit your taste preferences. Be sure to add the sauce during the last hour of cooking to prevent burning the sugar in the sauce and rub.
Conclusion: Ribs Are a Delicious and Easy Dish to Cook for a Summer BBQ!
Ribs are a popular dish for summer BBQs because they are easy to cook, and everyone loves them! They can be cooked on the grill or in the oven, and there are many different recipes to choose from. Ribs are perfect for a casual get-together with friends or a more formal dinner party. No matter what your occasion, ribs are sure to be a hit!
By following this easy BBQ pork ribs recipe, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family with tender, flavorful ribs that have that amazing smoky flavor. Just remember to cook them slowly over indirect heat, and use the right combination of BBQ sauce and rub. With practice and patience, you’ll become a master at cooking BBQ ribs that everyone will love. So, fire up your smoker or grill, and enjoy a delicious summer BBQ with this fantastic recipe!