Country Cooking – BBQ Pork Ribs Slow and Smoky
Don’t be scared, slow cooked BBQ Pork Ribs can be some of the best tasting meat you can eat! It’s not hard, you just need to set aside some time as it takes about 4 hours to cook the meat. A good BBQ sauce is a must! I come from the south where it’s all about the sauce, but cooking the meat is also very important for a great tasting BBQ Pork Rib.
1. Get a nice Pork Rib from the butcher section of the grocery store or your local butcher shop and make sure it is defrosted. You want to have the meat ready to accept the rub and seasoning.
2. Apply about a half a bottle of regular French’s Mustard (yellow style) and rub about a half cup of pork rub or your favorite seasoning on both sides of the ribs.
3. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees – place the Pork Ribs in a metal pan or better yet an aluminum pan you can get for about $2 at any grocery store, and cover the meat with foil.
4. Place pan in the oven and cook for 3-4 hours. If there is a lot of fat it will take longer for the tissue to break down and be tender.
5. Fire up the BBQ grill and add some wood chips for the smoke. There is some debate if you should soak the chips in water; I do because they don’t burn up as fast. Place them on the charcoal or on the gas grill and they will make a great smoky flavor.
6. Grill for about 10-15 per side to get a crisp smoky finish!
7. Apply your favorite BBQ sauce, cut up the ribs, and serve ‘em up! I have a BBQ sauce that has been in our family for three generations. It is amazing, but I can’t tell you the recipe.
8. Serve with sides of Corn on the Cob, BBQ beans, Cole Slaw and French bread (And a good beer!).