The delicious, smoky flavor, that only comes from that hot flame, is so enticing that one can hardly wait to eat.
How to BBQ Dry Rubbed Pork Ribs:
Type: Entrée Recipe
Prep Time: 20 min
Marinate Time: 24 hrs
Cook Time: 2 – 2 1/2 hrs
Yield: 6 servings
- ~ 6 – 7 lbs of pork spare ribs
- 1 cup dry rub – any other dry rub of your choice would be okay too
- 1 tbsp peanut oil
- 16 ounces beer – water, apple juice, cola or ginger ale are okay too
Dry Rub Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp mace
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
Dry Rub Instructions:
- Combine all spices in a small bowl, and mix well.
- Pat both sides of meat dry, brush with oil and rub dry rub into the ribs. Place meat into a large resealable plastic bag, sprinkling the rest of the dry rub on top of the meat. Seal bag and refrigerate meat for 24 hrs.
- Heat grill to 375 degrees F, and brown meat on both sides making sure that the meat has grill marks on both sides – about 20 min.
- Reduce heat to 325 degrees F and turn one burner off, or if using charcoal, move briquets to one side. Place ribs into a metal pan and pour beer in the bottom, along with any bits of dry rub left in the plastic bag. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and pierce a couple of small holes in the top of foil. Place pan on side where burner is turned off, or opposite to where the coals have been moved.
- Continue to cook meat until the ribs feel loose when twisted, and meat is very tender. Check every 30 min during this cooking time to be sure there is still liquid in the bottom of the pan, adding more liquid, if needed.
- When meat is thoroughly cooked, remove from heat and allow to stand covered, for about 15 min before serving.
What a fabulous treat these ribs are – ready to fall off the bone, and saturated with the delicious flavors of the rub and the beer. The aromas have guests standing near the grill, salivating as they anticipate eating.
Try grilling these Dry Rubbed Pork Ribs this 4th of July!
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