These ribs take about 2.5 hrs to make but come out great every time. I like to buy baby back ribs, but it really doesn’t matter what cut you get. Before you start cooking, you’ll need to make the BBQ rub.
- 1/4 cup Regular Sugar
- 1/4 cup Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
- Optional: 1 Teaspoon of Cayenne (it will get spicy if you add this)
- Salt & Pepper
Combine ingredients and mix:
Unpack and prep ribs as normal. Then cover them in mustard (you won’t taste it, it will just act as a adhesive for the rub). Then cover both sides of the ribs in rub.
Preheat over to 250.
Wrap ribs in foil and add about a 1/2 cup of your favorite beer into the foil. If you haven’t started drinking yet, finish this beer and continue.
Now place wrapped ribs into the over and cook at 250 degrees for 1 hour.
While the ribs are cooking in the over, get your smoker ready. After an hour, place the ribs on the smoker and smoke at 200 – 250 degrees for another hour. I like to use Apple wood for this, keeping a real heavy smoke going the whole time.
After the ribs have smoked for an hour, we need to grill directly. So have your charcoal ready to roll (or move it over from the smoke box) and then cook the ribs over direct heat for 20 – 30 mins. Apply BBQ sauce of your choice every 5 mins while turning the ribs each time. Then just let the sit for a few mins and cut/serve.
Note: If tailgating a game and you don’t have access to a smoker in the parking lot, you can take the ribs off after the hour of smoking, wrap in foil, wrap in towels, and then place in a cooler and they will hold temp for a couple of hours. You can then finish them off over direct heat in the parking lot. Perfect for an afternoon game when you have time to do some cooking at home ahead of time.