One of these two barbecue ribs recipes is bound to satisfy the most discriminating barbecue ribs palate. The first of the recipes is slow smoked and the second is oven glazed to tender goodness.
Slow Smoked Hickory Ribs Recipe
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 pounds pork spareribs
2 pounds hickory wood chips, soaked
In a medium bowl, stir together the paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, ground black pepper, cumin, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Apply the mixture liberally to the ribs.
Place ribs in a large roasting pan, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator 1 hour before smoking.
Prepare an outdoor smoker, bringing the temperature to 200 to 225 degrees F.
Smoke the pork spare ribs for 6 to 8 hours, adding wood chips to maintain a steady smoke (approximately one handful every 30 to 45 minutes).
The ribs are done when they are crispy on the outside and tender inside. Remove from smoker, and set aside for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
These ribs are sure to be a hit at your next outdoor party.
Honey Barbecued Spare Ribs
The honey basting forms a glaze that seals in the juicy goodness of these barbecued ribs.
3 pounds pork spare ribs or pork loin back ribs
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut the pork spare ribs into serving-size pieces.
Place the ribs, bone side down, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Cover and roast at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and then drain.
Combine all the remaining ingredients in a bowl to make a glaze. Brush some of the glaze on the ribs. Roast, uncovered, 30-45 minutes longer or until the meat is tender, brushing occasionally with the remaining glaze.
This pork ribs recipe makes great party fare also. Roasting in the oven gives you time to mingle with guests while dinner is cooking.
If you have a smoker I highly recommend the Slow Smoked Hickory Ribs Recipe but honey glazed ribs are hard to beat also. In fact both are super barbecued ribs recipes.