If you’re looking for a delicious, 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.
Recipe for BBQ Sauce and Rub
Ribs are a summer staple. There’s nothing like a rack of sticky, saucy pork ribs fresh off the grill. The key to perfect ribs is low and slow cooking. Here’s my easy recipe for BBQ pork ribs:
This sweet, smoky sauce works well on ribs and other cuts of pork:
- 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
In a nonstick saucepan, combine all the above ingredients and heat until all of the ingredients are dissolved. Refrigerate the product in a clean, plastic catsup bottle.
Make the dry rub while that is cooking.
It’s great with pig ribs and shoulder, but it might not be as delicious with beef:
- 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
Combine all the above and store in a plastic soda pop bottle with a lid.
Cooking BBQ Pork Spare Ribs
- Preheat, the smoker to 225 degrees. Walnut, cherry, or other nut-bearing woods work well for pork, but other hardwoods may be used.
- 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.
- 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. 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
There are distinctions between the baby back and spare ribs, but this recipe is suitable for both. After making this recipe a few times, the customers’ tastes may decide how much sauce/rub to use, but avoid placing the sauce on the slabs until the last hour of cooking. If the sugar in the sauce and rub is added too early, it can burn. Enjoy.
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!