|Smoked Baby Back Pork Ribs|
I am crazy about BBQ. Crazy. A couple of years ago, I got all worked up over smoked foods and it has become a hobby.
Yesterday I was at Sprouts Market and they had some beautiful baby back ribs on sale - minimally processed - no additives - no hormones. Naked pork. I got 4, count em, 4 slabs. They are great to smoke and freeze in individual freezer bags for a quick meal later on. Check this out - rub recipe after the jump too!
|Overnight rest with dry rub|
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons chipotle powder (use more for more smoky heat)
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated onion
2 teaspoons black pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons powdered thyme
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
NOTE: for a little Asian flavor, add one teaspoon Five Spice Powder.
|Ribs with rub after sitting over night. Come to room temp before smoking.|
After an overnight rest, bring ribs to room temp. I use an electric smoker set to 230 degrees. I use Cherry or Apple wood chips, soaked overnight as well. LOW and SLOW is the key.
|I use my meat thermometer placed inside the smoker when preheating to let me know when its ready without running outside to check.|
|These were great! Ready for the freezer... if they make it.|