Smoke House Ribs
~ Sean ~
Made some ribs last weekend, used a slightly different recipe than usual. And to tell you the truth – they were so much more work than I had planned because I wanted to post them on Foodo just for you. So please excuse me for not having any story to put here other than “These are fall off the bone tender and juicy. So ENJOY!”
Cut off flap from under/bone side of ribs
Remove membrane from under/bone side
Cut pointed tip off – optional
With meat side up cut off rib tips following line of fat. This gives the ribs a nice uniform thickness and is aesthetically pleasing. Don’t throw out the trimmings – throw them on the grill as well – they’re mighty tasty!
Optional – Marinade ribs in fruit juice or apple cider/lemon juice mixture for 2 hrs. – I just sprayed these with Dole Orange Peach Mango Juice or better known as OPM (Opium) at our house.
Rub ribs with rub and let sit covered in the refrigerator 2-12 hrs.
An hour or two before grilling take them out of the fridge and let the ribs sit at room temperature!
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
3 Tbsp pepper
2 Tbsp coarse salt
1 Tbsp smoked salt or more coarse salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne
Soak wood chips in water or fruit juice.
Put wood chips and or chunks in the wood box.
Set grill up for indirect grilling/smoking.
I have a gas grill so I fire all burners to get it warmed up.
Put a bowl with mixture of 1/2 lemon juice, 1/2 water over burner opposite the wood chips.
When the grill is warmed up turn heat down to achieve 250° cooking temp. On my grill I leave the outside two burners on low. Place ribs on warming rack. Every 1/2 hour spray ribs with fruit juice of choice (juice used in optional marinade above).
After 2 1/2 hours cover with BBQ sauce of choice. If they are drying out you can put them in foil at this time too.
Here are two sauces I made that are very flavorful:
2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (2 tablespoons if you like a little kick)
1 tablespoon rib rub
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Mix all ingredients in medium saucepan, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Mustard BBQ Sauce
1 cup prepared yellow mustard
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
Mix everything except last three ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 more minutes.