Monday, May 25, 2009

Summers here!! BBQ time!

Ok, I'm going to share my secret recipe with all of you. I have ulterior motives here. See, I went to go prepare my ribs for grilling and I couldn't find my rub recipe. I thought for sure I had posted it before and looked through my past posts and couldn't find it, so I'm posting it here for posterity in case I ever lose this recipe again. By the way, I did find it. Anyway, this recipe won 2nd place at the St. Mountain BBQ Festival a number of years ago. It isn't so much the rub recipe but also the method of cooking. I guarantee you won't find/cook better ribs!

Rub Recipe

1/4 c. MSG or unseasoned meat tenderizer
1/4 c. salt
1/4 c. chili powder
1/4 c. paprika
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/8 c. black pepper
1/8 c. white pepper
1/8 c. garlic powder

(this is for a large amount of ribs. I use 1 Tbsp for 1/4 c. and 2 Tbsp for 1/2 c. and 1/2 Tbsp for 1/8 c.)It stores in fridge for a long time!

Rub ribs generously with rub the night before or at least many hours before grilling. I ALWAYS use babyback ribs, but I guess spareribs would work.

When ready to grill get grill good and hot. Sear ribs on both sides until color changes (not too long). Remove from heat and turn heat down to low. Wrap ribs in heavy duty aluminum foil with 5-6 ice cubes. Be sure NOT to puncture foil. Place on grill over low heat so that ribs are arched. Put lid down and cook with out turning for about 2 hours. You can check them at about an hour and a half. When done (meat will be falling off bone) remove and unwrap. Place back on grill and baste with favorite sauce. I have found that KC Masterpiece is the best. Turn once or twice carefully with long tongs so ribs don't fall apart. Cook till sauce is sticky. Enjoy!!

I get rave reviews when ever we grill ribs out. I am going to be cooking them this afternoon so I will post a pic when they are done. I would love to hear from anyone if they ever try this and let me know what they thought.



Libby said...

damn, peach, that sounds good! i went to my youngest niece's graduation party today, and that was a helluva lotta fun!!

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