Saturday, March 28, 2009

This is a super easy recipe that does result in great tasting BBQ style ribs that the meat falls off the bones.

It is a two step process. The secret is that you first make a spice rub to massage into the meat, let sit for up to a day or two, then you can smoke them for a few hours and then finish them off in a low oven.

To prepare the meat you need to remove the membrane that is covering the bones, usually you will see it and it is easy once you are able to pull of the membrane of the first rib, use either a paper towel to grip the membrane or I use a pair of long nose or regular pliers to pull it off. Pulling off the membrane allows the spice rum to permeate into the meat better.

Take and make the rub, and generously rub it into both sides of the ribs, then cover with plastic or foil and put back into the fridge until ready to use.

If you have so aromatic wood chips like apple, mesquite or hickory soak the chips in water for at least 2 hours.

Make a small foil pan for which to hold the wood chips. If you are using a gas grill place the chips directly above the hottest burner, if you are using charcoal, start the coal and when there is a grey ash, separate into two spots, one for the wood chips and the other for the indirect heat.

Once the chips are smoking put the meat on the area without the heat underneath, let sit while the chips smoke for about one hour or until the smoke stops. The meat should almost be cooked but not all through. Then remove and place into a shallow pan or like a cookie sheet on top of some foil. Slather with some sauce, pour about 1 cup of Cola into the bottom of the foil and seal and place into the oven.
Let roast for about 1 to 2 hours, in 1 hour, carefully remove and open the foil and see how much meat has receded from the bone, and check for doneness.

That's it.

Stuff you will need.
One or two sides of ribs

Stuff for rub

2 Tsp Garlic Powder
2 Tsp Onion Powder
2 Tsp Celery Salt
1 TBS Paprika
1 TBS Dry Mustard
1 Tsp Cayenne pepper
2 TBS Brown Sugar
2 TBS Chile Powder
1 Tsp ground Pepper
1 Tsp Seasoning Salt

BBQ Sauce

1 1.2 C Ketchup
1/2 cup Molasses
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup cola
1/4 tsp liquid smoke

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