Got the craving for ribs yesterday, so we went to BJ’s and bought three racks of Baby Back Ribs in a ryovac pack for $2.99 a pound. I like to slow cook my ribs with a dry rub and then finish with a sweet BBQ sauce, so we started by making our dry rub by combining Paprika, Black Pepper, Sugar, Salt, Dry Mustard, Cayenne pepper, Cumin and Chili, Garlic and Onion powder.
We then rubbed the ribs and placed in the frig for 3 hours so the rib and rub flavours could mingle.We have a Weber Grilland no smoker so I pre-heated the grill to the lowest settings and placed the ribs on to slow grill for 3 hours.
It was hard smelling the ribs slow cooking and not opening the grill and start eating but we waited the full time and were rewarded with three fine racks of ribs. Each of the ribs had Serious Barkon them from the carmelization of the dry rub. The aroma was great too, Intense Roasted Pork with slightly smokey chili background notes.
I cut the racks into individual ribs and you could see the layer of dry rub, the moist ribs and charred under layer. The dry rub had actually turned into a very flavourful crispy coating that actually crunched when I cut through it.
I coated the individual ribs with warmed KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. The BBQ sauce was sweet with a mild tang and a nice match to the sweet rib meat. The crunch of the Dry Rub was a good contrast to the heated BBQ sauce. The Cayenne pepper brought a nice heat to the ribs but did not overwhelm the rib meat taste. Donna thought the ribs were “nice and spicy” with a good rib taste. Not bad for homemade dry rub and a backyard grill. LOL. I can’t wait until we do them again.
I used KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce to finish my ribs but what’s your Favourite BBQ Sauce. Take the survey here.
I am still looking for recommendations for the Best of Bucks Co – Ribs Top 5. Take a look at the list so far and recommend your favourites.